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A few reports in the medical literature implicate anticonvulsant medication as a cause of abnormal vitamin D metabolism. Our experience with 15,000 patients over the past 36 years fails to confirm such a cause and effect association. The cases of rickets that have accompanied anticonvulsant...
Since the introduction of the rabies duck embryo vaccine, largely replacing the rabies nerve tissue vaccine formerly used, neurological complications of rabies vaccination have become very infrequent. We report the results of studies on a patient who developed myelopathy following vaccination...
The United States-Japan Cooperative Science Program was an outgrowth of discussions held in 1961 between President John F. Kennedy and Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda. The US National Science Foundation and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science were the two organizations given the primary...
Some of the most enlightening lessons from nature derive from observations of diseases that prevent or benefit other more serious diseases. One such natural "experiment," the protection from malaria by the sickle cell trait, has provided valuable insights into the interactions of heredity,...
To the Editor.—
In your EDITORIAL you quote statements made by Rosenhan, and by so doing, may contribute to an uncritical acceptance of some of his assertions that, although fashionable, have not been proved. You refer to his statement "patients are shorn of credibility by virtue of their...
Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) in the environment is a source of potential danger to a patient dependent on a cardiac pulse generator. We exposed a variety of demand pulse generators to a wide range of EMR. Reversion to "fixed rate" and occasionally complete cutoff was observed in several...
To the Editor.—
In a complicated scientific debate, one could hardly have hoped for two more supportive letters. Far from disconfirming the issues raised by my paper, "On Being Sane in Insane Places" (Science 179:250, 1973), both letters illustrate them well. The first demonstrates how...
Diloxanide furoate, an investigational, amebicidal drug in the United States, was given in a ten-day course of 500 mg three times a day. This therapy led to parasitologic and symptomatic cure in all 12 asymptomatic cyst carriers and in 52 of 65 patients with nondysenteric, symptomatic,...
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