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To the Editor.—
Dr. Lester's letter entitled "The Suicide Capital of America" (228:1637, 1974) represents another example of the many imprecise incidents of incidence in the medical literature. To the epidemiologist, the term incidence has a very specific meaning, namely, the number of new...
ACUTE cold agglutinin disease with severe hemolysis following primary atypical pneumonia was first described in 1943 by Horstmann and Tatlock.1 In a 1945 review of 200 cases of primary atypical pneumonia, 11 had hemolytic anemia of varying severity, which resulted in two deaths.2 Despite...
To the Editor.—
Dr. George Bach-y-Rita's "The Prisoner as an Experimental Subject" (229-45, 1974) presumes a knowledgeability of prisoner interests that I find presumptuous. This sort of insight has become the favored stance of those "liberals" who pose as friends of the poor convicts. The...
Pathologic Basis of Disease by Stanley L. Robbins is really the fourth edition of his Pathology. Appropriate updating and addition enhance the otherwise identical format, sequence, writing, and illustrations. So many medical students have benefited from this source that it may be the best known...
The profile of black physicians in the United States has not changed appreciably since 1967. A sample of 3,405 black physicians (91% male, 9% female) who responded to a mailed questionnaire survey shows that black physicians are more likely to concentrate in the fields of general practice,...
An informal survey of nonacademic nuclear medicine laboratories indicates that about three fourths do bone scans; most do only a few, but some do more than 50 a month. Approximately 800,000 were done in 1973.
The indications for the procedure are simple. The patient has cancer, primarily of the...
I dislike bully-boy tactics, and last month I witnessed a prize exhibition. It was all quite unanticipated. I heard that the FDA was being called on to respond to allegations of "drug lag." (Does the United States lag behind England in the availability of effective, safe, new drugs?) I was...
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