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Geophagia, melodious word that it may sound to some, is nevertheless a "dirty" word. It means the ingestion of dirt (soil) or clay by persons whose perverted appetites lead them to eat "dirt" instead of nutritious food.
In their article on this subject in this issue of The Journal (p 738),...
The Master test probably would never have been developed if stress testing had begun under the aegis of modern cardiologists. Based on an old Harvard Fatigue Laboratory test, the contemporary "double Master" and particularly the "augmented Master"1 represent ultimate load adjustments in a...
To the Editor.—
Recently, there has been an outcry in the medical journals as well as in some daily newspapers regarding the astronomical cost of treating hemophilic patients with cryoprecipitate factor VIII. This, as stated by many physicians, has resulted in the chronic undertreatment of...
Medical care has become a complex science that involves not only physicians but also many other professionally trained people. Some health professions such as dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy, are licensed to perform specific services and have well defined roles in the health care system. Many...
Dr Hudgin is certainly right when he states that, when treating pain, there are a number of variables that must be controlled before a comparison of surgical procedures is valid.
Of the first 500 patients in our study, 16.42% were compensation cases; these did less well than the...
JEJUNOILEAL bypass has proved to be an effective means of achieving weight loss in morbidly obese individuals refractory to less drastic weight reduction measures. Widespread acceptance of this treatment, however, has been limited by early and remote complications related to the surgical...
Central nervous system (CNS) metastases are a common clinical problem, and management spans the three major therapeutic disciplines in oncology. Surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy are employed alone, in combination, or sequentially and are based on four local factors—the number, size, site,...
DURING the last ten years, several cases of concomitant hypergammaglobulinemia and renal tubular acidosis have been reported1-3; this combination appears to be more than coincidental. Several lines of evidence, however, suggest that renal tubular acidosis is not caused by hypergammaglobulinemia...
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