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To the Editor.—
Dr. Love's point is that skill varies among surgeons (232: 37-38, 1975). It is a point on which he rests an inverted pyramid of argument that one cannot or should not do controlled trials of surgery. That surgical skill varies is obvious, but quite tangential, if not irrelevant,...
CALLING it the "UGDP controversy" is an understatement. Unquestionably, the study itself triggered lively debate, but it was the prepublication extracting of supportive statements from the American Diabetes Association,1 the American Medical Association,2 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),3...
TO OUR knowledge, propoxyphene (dextropropoxyphene), a widely used analgesic, has been demonstrated as hepatotoxic in regular clinical use only once.1 We wish to report another case of jaundice apparently caused by this drug.
Report of Case
On Nov 20, 1970, a 47-year-old man who had been...
To the Editor.—
For almost five years, diabetic patients who can be safely treated with tolbutamide have been tormented by repeated headlines saying that they are being improperly and dangerously treated. Never has there been such a concerted effort to undermine the confidence of patients in...
In the past 5 1/2 years, 71 patients with diverticulitis were operated on— 20.8% of all cases of diverticulitis admitted to the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center. Operative mortality was 22%, primarily because of delayed diagnosis, inadequate surgery, and a high incidence of associated disease....
An editorial in an earlier issue of The Journal (226: 1226, 1973) stated that, in contrast to other organ transplantation procedures, renal transplantation has passed the experimental and entered the therapeutic stage. That same issue carried "The 11th Report of the Human Renal Transplant...
Seven decades have elapsed since John Newport Langley1 introduced the concept of drug receptors and Paul Ehrlich2 endorsed it by extending his side-chain theory to include responses to drugs. Yet, the nature and interrelations of these receptors still provide material for controversy.
Ferrosilicone injections can block blood supply of hard-to-reach tumor
Cincinnati and Los Angeles neurosurgeons have developed a method to block the blood supply to sphenoid-ridge and convexity meningiomas by injecting ferrosilicone into the middle meningeal artery and its branches.
A book of 63 headings in only 329 pages can hardly be said to have chapters. Indeed the text comprises the papers from an International Congress on the Knee Joint held in Rotterdam in September 1973. The material covered is divided into six sections: I. Biomechanics of the Knee Joint, II....
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