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During 1968, there were 21,816 licenses to practice medicine and surgery issued by 54 legally constituted medical examining boards. The number licensed by each board on the basis of written examination or by endorsement of credentials is shown in Table 1. This represents almost 1,500...
In any story of American medicine, the place of Morris Fishbein is secure. From 1913 to 1949 he played an important part in the American Medical Association—for the first ten years he served as assistant editor of The Journal, and after that, as editor. He demonstrated himself a man of...
The Council on Medical Education presents its annual compilation of data on medical licensure in this issue of The Journal (p 2083). The report summarizes the experience of physicians seeking medical licensure in 1968 from 55 examining boards in as many official jurisdictions....
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Jenis et al, "Acute Meprobamate Poisoning" (207:361, 1969), make an important point on the treatment of drug ingestions; "The standard modes of therapy must be amplified to include vigorous gastric lavage with a large caliber Ewald tube during the...
The tables referring to medical licensure (Tables 1, 2, 6, and 7, and Appendix Tables 1 and 2) present figures pertaining to the number of candidates examined, the number licensed, and the number representing additions to the physician population. In line with the policy adopted for the...
Emergency parathyroidectomy effected a successful cure of a patient with severe hypercalcemia due to acute hyperparathyroidism. This patient experienced a spontaneous remission of probable acute hyperparathyroidism nine months prior to surgery. It is noted that painful hemorrhage into a...
A Jehovah's Witness patient bled massively per rectum, but refused blood transfusion. A bleeding gastric leiomyoma was excised at eventual operation. His hemoglobin value fell to 2.2 gm/100 cc and on the third postoperative day he showed evidence of severe cerebral and myocardial...
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