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IT IS generally held that physicians, and especially psychiatrists, kill themselves at a rate higher than that of the rest of the population.1 It has been further suggested, both by Craig and Pitts,1 and by Steppacher and Mausner,2 that among physicians the suicide rate of the women exceeds that...
To the Editor.—
I was both amused and annoyed at an article in the MEDICAL NEWS section of The Journal (231:451, 1975) concerning the possible association of hepatic cell adenomas and oral contraceptives.
In 1970 when I wrote the first paper on the subject, on the basis of three cases, I...
Lawrence D. Frenkel, MD, a coauthor of the ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION, "Ascorbic Acid for the Common Cold: A Prophylactic and Therapeutic Trial," published in the March 10 issue (231:1038-1042, 1975), is not in private practice, as indicated in the affiliation footnote on page 1038. Dr. Frenkel is a...
We analyzed sera of 50 consecutively hospitalized heroin-abuse patients for precipitins against several antigens. Forty-seven addicts had precipitins against extracts from moldy hay, and 34 against extracts from bagasse. Thirty-six showed precipitin bands against extracts from one or more of the...
THE VISITOR approached the modern building at the University of Toronto. A large bronze sign caught his attention: "The Discovery of Insulin 1921." Here, Banting and Best announced their dramatic discovery. This medical complex invariably was a stimulating environment. Many scientists, like the...
In the SPECIAL COMMUNICATION, "Controlled Study of the Cytotoxic Food Test," published in the Feb 17 issue (231:728-730, 1975), the surname of coauthor Barry Cannell, MD, was misspelled Connell in the byline, affiliation footnote, and in the Table of Contents.
THE PRIMARY-CARE physician is usually the first to examine a patient with arthritis. He may not appreciate the seriousness of the disease, since its onset may be insidious, the symptoms trivial, and the roentgenographic changes absent.
Roentgenograms of a joint are really inadequate for...
In the past decade, national cooperative trials have had a major impact on the medical care of acute and chronic diseases. Whereas some of these trials have failed to demonstrate any therapeutic efficacy for specific drugs currently widely used, other studies have been landmark contributions to...
SYSTEMIC lupus erythematosus (SLE) is no longer thought of as the dreaded killer of young women, the gory picture illustrated in older textbooks: disfiguring skin eruptions, depressed blood elements, polyserositis, and rapidly fatal proliferative glomerulonephritis. Instead, a spectrum of...
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