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A half dozen antigens believed to be "specific" for malignant neoplasms have been reported.1 Although all are detectable by immunochemical methods, only one, the alphafetoglobulin test for hepatoma, is "routinely" available. Nevertheless, much interest has been directed toward carcinoembryonic...
Ampicillin resistance among shigellae has increased in the Washington area from 6% to 95% during the past four years. This parallels a similarly high incidence recently reported from England. There has been a concomitant but lesser increase in resistance to carbenicillin, the cephalosporins,...
In 1968 The Journal published a set of criteria for determining when brain death has occurred.1 Known popularly as the "Harvard Criteria for the Determination of Death," they actually are concerned only with attempts to define irreversible coma. That report was occasioned by two urgent phenomena...
Cancers of the hypopharynx and larynx are unique. These tumors produce symptoms early and the area of tumor involvement can usually be visualized at the initial examination. The dilemma arises because the symptoms produced by cancer are similar to those produced by benign conditions. As a...
The definition of the true extent of a carcinoma is as important as its initial diagnosis. The concern with identification of the tumor must extend beyond knowledge of the histopathologic variety. For proper treatment and establishment of prognosis, it is important to determine depth of...
For those with a clinical interest in hearing, here is a new collection that is precise and up-to-date. The complexities of evaluation, from basic utilization of the clinical audiometer through to special tests of cortical function, are well explained and documented. Many authors have made a...
To the Editor.—
I wish to respond to Dr. Lagos' letter published in the May 1, 1972, edition of JAMA, and voice my strong agreement with his recommendations. I agree that the continued manufacturing of the oral suspension containing 125 mg/5 ml poses a danger to patients receiving...
To the Editor.—
Lerner discovered melatonin (N-Acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine)1 and showed that this pineal hormone can induce sedation in man.2 This agent antagonizes the darkening of the skin and, therefore, perhaps also some other action of melanophore-stimulating hormone (βMSH).3 Since...
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