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Years ago, I had to pay regular visits to a friend in a hospital. She was a young woman of about 30 when she was first afflicted, or when the symptoms became manifest. She was clever, good-looking in a delicate fashion, and unusually kind. So far as it is possible for a human being, she was...
We determined the serum cholesterol values of 2,033 normal children, ages 2 weeks to 19 years. A test that could be performed in a physician's office was standardized and utilized. It was found that the serum cholesterol values were age-dependent. Analysis of the serum cholesterol values in the...
To the Editor.—
I was exceedingly pleased with the attempt of Sinha et al to deal with the importance of arterial blood gases in neurological problems (224:1258, 1973). However, a few points disturb me; they are perhaps detailed, but necessary for understanding.
An arterial oxygen pressure...
Of 27 patients with left bundle-branch block following acute myocardial infarction, five died. Left bundle-branch block was present on admission in 26 patients, and subsequently appeared in one. Fourteen of 16 patients who did not have a temporary pacemaker placed prophylactically survived the...
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I agree in principle with Smith et al (224:1026, 1973) that a staging laparotomy may not be needed in all patients with Hodgkin disease, especially in those patients with stage I and II-A disease with favorable histology. To classify a patient as having clinical stage IV...
Depending on the severity of its expression as disease, infection with influenza virus can be regarded as nuisance or plague. While most victims experience only brief, if incapacitating febrile illness related to viral replication in the upper respiratory tract and trachea, thousands die each...
Abstract The Wistar RA27/3 strain of rubella virus was attenuated in WI-38 cell culture, and although it induces predominantly subclinical infection, it is immunogenic both intranasally and subcutaneously. The humoral antibody response to this strain administered either way is characterized by...
To cover the vast range of modern biochemistry, Dr. Marcel Florkin and Dr. Elmer Stotz have edited a massive series entitled "Comprehensive Biochemistry," that embraces 29 volumes. Now, as a capstone, the editors are bringing out a historical survey, written by Dr. Florkin, that will eventually...
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We wish to report the first isolation, to our knowledge, of the amino acid proline and a steroidal mixture of sitosterol, stigmasterol, and campesterol from marihuana. Proline and the steroidal mixture were isolated from an Indian variant of Cannabis sativa Linnaeus...
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