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The relative effectiveness of alkali, urea, and invert sugar, administered intravenously in the treatment of the painful, febrile crisis of sickle cell anemia was compared in a cooperative study between Bowman Gray, Duke University, Emory University, and University of Tennessee schools of...
THERE is good evidence in medical education literature to suggest that the actual selection process that decides who gets into medical school has been weighted heavily toward science ability, with no similar appraisal of humanistic qualities.
In reviewing applicants for medical school, admission...
POLYCYTHEMIA vera is a disease of unknown origin, characterized by insidious onset, chronic course, and increase in the number of red blood cells (RBC) and total blood volume.1 All of the patients reported so far in various series2-5 have been less than 80 years of age. We recently encountered a...
To the Editor.—
I have just read the MEDICAL NEWS story (227:999, 1974) on Howard W. Gabriel, III's, work and on the effects of hot baths in producing oligospermia—and thus possibly contributing to the fall of the Roman Empire.
This recalled to me some teleological thoughts of which I was...
Twelve years have elapsed since publication of the first edition of this informative and readable book. The second edition, thoroughly updated and expanded, is a worthwhile investment not only for ophthalmologists but for all physicians.
The major portion of the book (section 2) is an...
To the Editor.—
Dr. Kassel's letter (227:941, 1974) emphasizes that smoking not only is a physical handicap, but a psychological one as well. That an individual selects this method as an adaptive measure in handling the stress of life is significant for two reasons. The basic element is general...
Rose and Rosow1 present data that support the commonly held belief that suicide deaths among physicians are more prevalent than in the general population.
The authors first reviewed prior reports of suicide deaths among physicians and found that some of the studies, contrary to popular belief,...
A controlled double-blind study was conducted to test the hypothesis that raising the blood urea nitrogen (BUN) level to 150 mg/100 ml or more by rapidly infusing urea in 10% invert sugar solution was useful treatment for sickle cell painful crisis. Of 23 crises treated with urea infusion, ten...
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