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To the Editor.—
The recent interesting report of Gafter et al (235:2004, 1976) on pancreatitis secondary to the hypercalcemia of metastatic malignancy brings to mind an instructive case seen by us a short while ago.
A stuporous 70-year-old patient had a serum calcium level of 15.8 mg/100 ml;...
To the Editor:
We were very interested in the article on the management of blast cell crisis in leukemia by Hoagland and Perry (235:1888-1889, 1976). In pediatrics, some additional problems should be considered in the leukemic infant and child with a very high WBC count.
In spite of a commendable purpose and several worthy chapters, this manual fails to achieve its aim. It does not "provide a... concise and portable review of the nutritional principles and practices for the practicing surgeon." Neither is it "a series of chapters carefully coordinated into a...
By their natures, medical emergencies must be managed where they occur, and often the advices originating from large medical centers offer a problem, namely, recommendations for techniques and equipment unavailable where 95% of the medicine in the United States is practiced. No such problem is...
In the recent story about widely abused drugs (JAMA MEDICAL NEWS 236:432 [Aug 2] 1976), the last paragraph should have read: "But the picture is no less disturbing with diazepam listed ahead of alcohol (in combination), heroin, marijuana, aspirin, LSD, secobarbital, d-propoxyphene hydrochloride,...
Drug addiction among physicians appears to be an occupational hazard, with chronic pain, depression, and the easy availability of drugs major factors leading to addiction. In this study of 46 cases of physician addicts handled by the Virginia State Board of Medicine, meperidine hydrochloride...
Examination by wide-field capillary microscopy of the hands of 152 workers in vinyl chloride (VC) polymerization plants demonstrated scattered, scleroderma-like microvascular abnormalities in 21 workers and isolated capillary abnormalities in 27, as compared with only three isolated...
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