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Halothane, a safely and easily administered anesthetic agent, is associated with liver damage only in the rare patient. Until a method is developed to predict which individuals will be affected adversely, the best protection we can provide for the patient is to monitor closely the postoperative...
To the Editor.—
The recent letter of BG Thomas J. Whelan (220:1363, 1972) advocated the establishment of a military medical school as a means to alleviate the shortage of well-qualified, career military physicians. As I recently completed a three-year tour as an Army physician at Fort...
In the ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION, "Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) in Colonic Cancer: Use in Preoperative and Postoperative Diagnosis and Prognosis," by Phani Dhar, MD; Terrence Moore, MD; Norman Zamcheck, MD; and Herbert Z. Kupchik, MD, published in the July 3 issue (221:31-35, 1972), the trade...
Some taboos of literary style, which through constant repetition have become almost law, provoke second thoughts. One example is the virtual ban on the passive voice. Only the active voice is assumed to possess the vigorous quality of persuasion. As every newspaper reporter knows, "Man bites...
Drug abuse in the US Army, Europe, is severe enough to result in numerous hospitalizations and occasional deaths. An abundance of all types of inexpensive, abusable drugs is available in Europe. During the past year there has been an increasing trend among a small percentage of US Army soldiers...
Synthetic salmon calcitonin was given daily for 90 days as a subcutaneous dose of 50 Medical Research Council units to three patients with active Paget's disease and one patient with osteogenesis imperfecta. Symptomatic improvement occurred in two of the patients with Paget's disease and in the...
To the Editor.—
I have just read your EDITORIAL entitled, "From Dope Fiend to Drug Addict" in which you mentioned Dr. Lewis Thomas's suggestion for an approach to the problem through a vast enlargement of methadone programs.
This prompts me to call to your attention an article in Science for 26...
Methods for establishing peer review and medical quality control are much discussed but rarely implemented programs. To a minor degree, partial programs have been established as experimental models. To date, there has not been a statewide program which encompasses peer review, medical review,...
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