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The Logic of Medicine, by Edmond A. Murphy, 353 pp, with illus, $16.50, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1976.
Rational Diagnosis and Treatment, by Henrik R. Wulff (foreword by J. E. Lennard-Jones), 182 pp, paper, Oxford, Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1976.
These three books, all...
TRANSIENT bacteremia following dental manipulation,1 genitourinary instrumentation,2 sigmoidoscopy,3 bronchoscopy,4 barium enema,5 percutaneous liver biopsy,6 tonsillectomy, and massage of such loci as infected boils and carbuncles7 may produce bacterial endocarditis in patients with congenital...
In my opinion, it is a disservice to both medicine and education to argue over whether there is or is not such a thing as minimal brain dysfunction. One fact is not arguable—there are large numbers of children with normal intelligence who do poorly in the traditional classroom. I understand and...
AT PRESENT, mechanical circulatory assistance is practical and advantageous for treatment of patients with cardiogenic shock. This technique utilizes a nonocclusive, intraaortic balloon timed to the electrocardiogram (ECG) and monitored by the arterial pulse wave. The balloon inflates just after...
To the Editor.—
The recent letter of Dr Michael J. Davis (235:2812, 1976) confirming my initial report (233:535, 1975) of the therapeutic efficacy of haloperidol in the treatment of hemiballismus leads me to report another case.
Report of a Case.—
On April 30, 1976, a 72-year-old hypertensive...
I am deeply grateful to Dr Cortell for calling attention to the obvious error noted. Of course, the HIP study was conducted among 62,000 randomly selected women, aged 40 to 64 years, all without apparent breast cancer or history of such, one half of whom were called the "study group" who were...
In a case of staphylococcal endocarditis, we failed to eradicate Staphylococcus aureus from the blood stream with vancomycin hydrochloride therapy. The strain involved was sensitive to vancomycin by disk diffusion studies but showed a wide disparity between minimal inhibitory and minimal...
To the Editor.—
After the criticism which has been heaped on the profession of medicine for being managed like a cottage industry, I feel impelled to note that the Industrial Revolution wiped out the former cottage industries (Time, July 14, 1975, p 54).
My hope is that our social planners will...
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