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To the Editor.—
In his answer to the question, "Cigarette Smoking and Secondary Polycythemia" (224:1654, 1973), Wasserman mentioned some of the mechanisms in which the red blood cell (RBC) mass is increased in smokers. Although he states that an increased RBC mass is due to increased number of...
Eight paracenteses were performed on patients with ovarian carcinomatosis, with the rapid removal of 2,400 to 11,000 ml of ascitic fluid. There were no important changes in central venous pressure, blood pressure, pulse rate, hematocrit value, or serum electrolytes during the procedures or the...
Patients with clinical acute pancreatitis or abdominal crises possibly indicating surgery, accompanied by lactescent plasma and "normal" serum amylase values, pose a therapeutic dilemma of medical supportive therapy vs prompt surgical intervention. Plasma triglyceride levels in the 500 to 6,000...
Errors occurred in the Clinical Pathological Conference by this title, published in the June 25 issue (224:1737-1746, 1973).
On page 1738, column 2, the first word in the sentence beginning on line 24 should be "soon," not "some."
The word "macular" was misprinted "mascular" in several places,...
To the Editor.—
The recent report by Greenblatt and Koch-Weser (225:40, 1973) provides an important example of the difficulty of attempting to evaluate retrospectively the incidence and nature of adverse reactions to a specific drug. Such programs as the Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance...
The advent of β-adrenergic blocking agents has provided a new approach to the treatment of several cardiovascular disorders. Propranolol hydrochloride is the only drug of this group that is currently available in the United States. This review summarizes the important therapeutic uses and...
If this editorial rambles, you should not be surprised because its subject, "communication," rambles too. A prime example of rambling communication is rumor—a phenomenon known to any enterprise involving more than one person.
Some years ago, when traditionally the "Young Turks" assembled in the...
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