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Two years after splenectomy for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, a 5-year-old child developed pneumococcal septicemia and meningitis, purpura fulminans, and disseminated intravascular coagulation which was treated successfully with heparin sodium and antibiotics. It is probable that...
The author of this volume is well known for his view that mental illness is a "myth," arrived at through biased attitudes and objectionable methods used by society toward some of its nonconforming members. Such a viewpoint has elicited much controversy.
In this new book, Dr....
Suprarenal venography has been performed in 50 women with virilization. The left suprarenal vein was catheterized in all 50 patients and the right vein in 36. Thirty-six patients had normal venous patterns. Eleven had venous patterns of adrenal hypertrophy, in one case confirmed by...
Dr. Steven Levinson, Junior Assistant Resident in Medicine, the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, and Assistant in Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine: A 17-year-old white girl was admitted to Jewish Hospital because of a fourmonth history of increasing irritability and a 5.4...
Sixteen Alaska natives have been followed up after permanent cardiac pacemaker implantation, from July 1965 to May 1970. The indication for pacemaker implantation was persistent symptomatic complete heart block. The longest follow-up period was 57 months. The average follow-up period per...
Periodic recertification is apparently being considered by a number of specialty boards, but none has so far adopted a program for actually getting it done. About two years ago the Long Range Planning Committee of the American Board of Internal Medicine reported to the board that...
To the Editor.—
The Editorial (212: 1514, 1970) on the "Mitey Allergen in House Dust," commits the commonest of fallacies in human reasoning: generalization from the particular. That mites constitute an active, even an important factor involved in house dust...
The heroic age of American medicine, responsive to the leadership of Welch, Osler, and their many colleagues, contemporaries, and "pupils,"1 established two basic principles essential for achieving the goals of medical excellence and a high quality of medical care: (1) the physical,...
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