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In the TOPICS IN RADIOLOGY article "Nuclear Medicine in the Evaluation of the Patient With Jaundice," published in the March 17 issue (231:1172-1176, 1975), the word "than" was omitted from the last sentence on page 1173. The sentence should read "Urine of these patients will show an increased...
Conceived and organized as a specialized intensive care facility—a circumscribed area in space—the coronary care unit (CCU) has acquired a temporal dimension. It has become a focal point in time, a present tense for the past and future of a patient with myocardial infarction. We speak glibly of...
To the Editor.—
Although reports in the current literature are few, the intentional use of Jimson weed (Datura stramonium) to produce a "high," as described by Dr. Mahler (231:138, 1975) has become quite popular. Jimson weed will produce a "high" if its parts are smoked or eaten. The "high" is...
IT IS estimated that there are presently 3,715 American-born students who are forced to leave the United States to study medicine in a foreign country, in a foreign tongue.1(p912)
These students are highly motivated to study medicine. In many cases, they would have gained admission to a US...
Three cases of brucellosis occurred, two acute cases and one chronic, all of which likely resulted from the ingestion of fresh cheese containing Brucella melitensis. A history of patients with illness suggestive of brucellosis should include details about food ingested recently in addition to...
This book, the latest in the excellent series Major Problems in Clinical Surgery, is written by various staff members of the Lahey Clinic, with several chapters by Dr. Sedgwick. The book is not designed as an encyclopedic recitation of all known facts about thyroid disease, and therefore is not...
IN RECENT years, infection by Cryptococcus neoformans has received increased attention. Although infection with this agent commonly occurs in the compromised host, approximately 50% of cases occur in healthy individuals.1
The most commonly recognized form of cryptococcal disease is chronic...
ADOLESCENTS and children are running away from home, hitting the road, living on the street, more than ever before. Evidence of this has been brought out before the Subcommittee to Investigate Juvenile Delinquency of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary and confirmed by the experience of...
To the Editor.—
Silver sulfadiazine probably represents an advance in the pharmacologic management of the burned patient, as pointed out by Ballin in the Nov 25 issue of The Journal (230:1184, 1974) reviewing this drug but, as he states, most of the clinical studies have been uncontrolled....
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