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This new edition of the Handbook of Orthopaedic Surgery carries a change in title, authorship, and content which honors Dr. A. R. Shands, Jr., who was the original author in 1937. The new authorship is consistent with the literary standards of the text. As the editors state, the handbook...
The second edition of Elliott's textbook of neurology is 62 pages shorter than the first edition. The book consists of 22 chapters, 7 on pathophysiology of neurological systems, 4 on the evaluation of certain neurological symptoms (headaches, seizures) and 11 on diseases grouped by etiology....
To the Editor.—
The EDITORIAL on "Palliation or Cure in Hypertension" (218:1695, 1971) comments on a number of recent studies documenting the value of hypotensive drugs not only in severe but in mild to moderate grades of primary hypertension. The studies from the Veterans Administration are...
A graduate nurse who had finished one year of preparation undertook the care of chronically ill patients in a medical clinic. Patients were chosen from the general clinic population regardless of the severity of their illnesses, although their diseases were fairly stable at the time of transfer....
Consensus has set the comparative worth of prevention and cure at one ounce to the pound. Whether this popular estimate still holds in present-day therapeutic gravimetry is debatable. For instance, it no longer applies to the worth of universal vaccination against smallpox. But whatever the...
To the Editor.—
Nalbandian and coworkers have certainly made a valuable contribution in their critical evaluation of the Sickledex test for hemoglobin S (218:1679, 1971) and in their introduction of an automated system for screening large numbers of individuals for sickle cell disease...
At present, a high incidence of iron deficiency prevails in the infant and female population. Improvement in iron balance through fortification of food with additional iron is needed to prevent such deficiency. In the infant, this may be accomplished through the fortification of special food...
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