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Shunt tested in hydrocephalic youngsters
A new shunt which allows hydrocephalic children to swallow cerebrospinal fluid along with saliva may help to eliminate some of the problems associated with more conventional shunting techniques.
The new shunt, which terminates in Wharton's duct of the...
It is necessary to put aside our culturally acquired biases to achieve an objective perspective on what constitutes "normal" and "deviant" sexual behavior. Sexual practices and mores have varied widely in the course of human history and in different cultures. Our present concepts of normal and...
Fluorodensimetry is a method for amplifying and recording changes in density which occur over the thorax during fluoroscopy, and thereby analyzing regional ventilation and diaphragm movement. This method was used to evaluate 13 normal subjects and over 300 patients with various ventilatory...
Three alcoholic women (ages 27 to 44) were studied during episodes of severe ketoacidosis and dehydration. In two, these incidents were recurrent. Just before admission, an increase in alcohol consumption was followed by anorexia, vomiting, dehydration, and hyperpnea. On admission, blood glucose...
The application of epidemiologic methods in determining the nature and extent of athletic injuries occurring in high school football shows that (1) no significant difference in the rate of injury for players based on time exposed to risk exists, (2) injury risk increases with age, (3) a student...
There are two reasons why today we may wish to cast a brief glance both backward and forward: this is the 40th Frank Billings Lecture of the American Medical Association—an anniversary of sorts of lectures delivered annually by a succession of eminent American clinicians and investigators. The...
Although often used interchangeably, the terms "school of medicine" and "medical school" are not always synonymous. The latter refers to a teaching institution. The former often does too, but it also applies to a specific school of thought—a philosophy relating to theoretical or practical...
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