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EACH quadrennium, the officers and Board of Directors of the United States Olympic Committee appoint a Games Preparation Committee, Concerned with organizing the total team effort for the Olympic Games. This Committee is the supervisory group for all US Olympic Committee activities at the Games...
To the Editor.—
We were very interested in the article by Spencer et al (235:1034, 1976), who described three deaths associated with halothane abuse. However, we disagree with their conclusion that cardiac arrhythmias were the likely cause of death. Clinically significant arrhythmias rarely...
To the Editor.—
It is well known that the skin lesions of both discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus (LE) are frequently aggravated or precipitated by ultraviolet exposure.1 Studies have shown that rays primarily in the 290- to 320-nm range will aggravate or induce discoid lesions in...
In the QUESTION AND ANSWER, "Bone Marrow Acid Phosphatase Determination for Prostate Cancer Metastasis" in the April 12 issue (235:1615, 1976), an incomplete sidehead interfered with the proper understanding of Dr Veenema's discussion. The second sidehead in his discussion should have read...
Several studies show significant correlations of blood variables, weight, abnormal electrocardiograms, and blood pressure with the incidence of coronary heart disease, but the quantification of fitness and its correlation with coronary heart disease is more difficult. In this study,...
Over two years ago, selected New York science writers were summoned to a big story concerning the new director of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr Robert Good, whose protege had falsified some highly touted research concerning graft immunology. The protege, William Summerlin, was...
To the Editor.—
The letter of Dr Newman (235:1326,1976) seems to indicate that electroencephalography is as useful as computerized axial tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of dementia. In a recent presentation at the 61st Scientific Assembly of the Radiological Society of North America (Nov 30...
Things were looking good for Micki King in the 1968 Olympics. With only two dives remaining, the recent University of Michigan graduate led in the finals of the three-meter diving competition.
Then, on her next-to-last dive, she hit the diving board on the way down.
She didn't know it then, but...
This Olympic issue of The Journal examines what the Olympic level of competition can mean to an athlete with a handicap or a problem that needs medical supervision for participation. The articles in this issue should speak directly to those athletically aspiring young people, encouraging them to...
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