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Medical Genetics: Principles and Practice, by James J. Nora and F. Clarke Fraser, 399 pp, 226 illus, $20, Lea & Febiger, 1974.
These two books illustrate two ways of presenting a subject to the student. Ford writes an extended essay explaining how the principles of genetics apply to medicine....
This volume, of medical and social interest, underlines unresolved problem areas in its field. Among the important contributions are those dealing with the morphological plasticity of the synapse as studied by the newer electron microscopic techniques, the axonal connections between the frontal...
With the appearance of this volume, the monumental System of Ophthalmology nears completion. Only one text volume has yet to appear. The present volume devoted to ocular motility and strabismus maintains the high quality of its predecessors. It is at once the most complete, the most current, and...
To the Editor.—
The commentary by Dr. C. D. Aring, "To Lessen the Impropriety," in your April 22 issue (228:473, 1974) was very interesting. However, I would not recommend it to the average graduate student who wanted to know the meaning of "empathy." I rather suspect that he had difficulty...
YOU don't have to be in family practice long to realize that right lower quadrant pain in the teen-aged girl is a very common problem. You discover quickly, too, that there are no recent advances to help the clinician here, and that your consultants, medical and surgical, are likely to have...
The term "medicine" has various meanings. As a concrete term it refers to what a physician prescribes for a sick patient. In a more generalized sense, it comprehends what is taught in medical school. But in its broadest and most abstract reference it involves the whole complex of activities...
Echocardiograms of interventricular septal motion were recorded in patients with cardiomyopathy to learn if absence of a septal Q wave, "electrical silence," in the electrocardiogram is associated with a noncontracting, "mechanically silent," septum.
Patients with cardiomyopathy with absence of...
To the Editor.—
The official United States Pharmacopeia monograph on heparin sodium provides an assay for standardizing the potency of the drug by comparing its capacity to prolong the clotting time of blood with that of USP sodium heparin reference standard. Protamines are not involved in this...
To the Editor. —
The letter of Donald B. Douglas, MD, of New York (227: 439, 1974) concerned minimal pressure neuropathy. Dr. Douglas' points about hemifacial spasm are certainly indicative of an irritative lesion of the facial nerve. Over the past eight years, we have found this in 41...
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