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MEDICAL school curricula have undergone significant methodological changes during the past ten years, prompted by such factors as social demand, technological development, and fiscal pressure. Among those changes is a trend toward shortening the time from high-school graduation to starting...
Mr Amidon's letter accuses The Journal (232:55; 58, 1975) of misleading the medical community. Specifically, Mr Amidon writes that it is unfair to apply the number of minibike and motorcycle injuries and deaths in Wilmington, Del, to the country as a whole. However, had the...
In early 1974, seventeen children were treated for Reye syndrome. Thirteen of these were studied for laboratory evidence of concomitant viral infection. Influenza B/Hong Kong was isolated from the pharynx in four of nine 1974 cases tested. One child had just recovered from varicella. Adenovirus...
To the Editor.—
Last night, after I completed a reading of the article entitled "Americans Studying Abroad" by Donald D. Goldberg, MD (232:632, 1975), I sat and stared into space for what I am sure was an extended period of time, wondering whether or not I had unfairly judged Dr Goldberg's...
The American Medical Association Commission on Emergency Medical Services recognizes that choking on foreign objects is a true medical emergency. This problem is addressed in the Standards on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care as published in a supplement to JAMA (Feb 18,...
We appreciate Dr Rosefsky's comments regarding the rabies treatment algorithm. It certainly is not our intent to initiate a program to destroy all unvaccinated dogs. On the other hand, it is the intent of the algorithm to provide guidelines for the physician confronted with a patient...
It is refreshing to find a medical text that blends scientific information, historical background, and enlightened opinion into a simple pleasant style. This is an enjoyable book to read. In a consistently logical and skillful way the authors give the background information necessary to...
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