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Clinical Endocrinology: Theory and Practice, by Alexis Labhart (A. Trachsler and J. Dodsworth-Phillips, trans), 1,092 pp, 400 illus, $48, New York, Springer-Verlag, 1974.
These are new editions of massive textbooks of endocrinology, one written by Americans, the other by Swiss. Both suffer from...
AGING satisfies the major criterion of a normal physiologic process; it descends inexorably on each and every one of us. Whether this kind of normality is desirable is a debatable point. Teleological approaches are largely unsatisfactory because the nth stage of improved survival is immortality,...
Proceedings of international congresses can only be announced rather than reviewed. Nephrologists hold theirs every three years, and these volumes are from the proceedings in Mexico City in 1972. The proceedings furnish the reader with a series of brief and interesting papers arranged in three...
We used amino-glutethimide and dexamethasone in patients with carcinoma of the breast to abolish adrenal steroidogenesis. Initial studies with this approach, however, did not result in complete adrenal suppression and suggested the possibility of accelerated dexamethasone metabolism. The...
Although long-term hemodialysis successfully controls uremia in end-stage kidney failure, the process is nevertheless beset with various complications. Among the worst, about which Feingold et al write in the December issue of Archives of Internal Medicine (134:989, 1974), is progressive...
Democratic America lacked a titled nobility and a hereditary aristocracy, but, nevertheless, there was a long tradition of leadership. This tradition defined an elite and an aristocracy in the sense of the best, and this in turn involved a sense of values. In American society, what values have...
The discrepancy between autopsy incidence and vital statistics reporting for fatal pulmonary embolization was evaluated by examining the 6,385 death certificates filed for a single month in New York City. A total of 207 certificates (3.2%) listed pulmonary embolization as the major or...
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