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To the Editor.—
I am writing in reference to the commentary entitled "The Treatment of Amebiasis: A Recurrent Agony," by B. H. Kean, MD (235:501, 1976). In his discussion, the author states that "tetracycline, originally advocated at a dosage of 2 gm daily for 14 days, cannot be used at that...
To the Editor.—
The vigorous colloquy between Drs Morgan and Phelps regarding respiratory problems in coal miners casts at least a little light into hitherto black depths—certainly one of the most inflammable topics of recent years!
I personally was consternated, however, to see so eminent a...
We appreciate the comments of Drs Coburn and Norman, particularly as regards the hypercalcemic potential of any analogue of vitamin D, illustrating the great care necessitated in using these compounds. We also concur that the superiority (if any) of one natural or synthetic analogue is yet to be...
New dressing aids burn healing
Please do not call it "artificial skin," although it acts like skin in some ways and was introduced at the recent meeting of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs.
The principal use proposed for the new biomaterial is control of infection in burn...
Computerized tomography was used to measure cerebral ventricular size in hospitalized alcoholic patients, all of whom had evidence of liver disease. Twelve alcoholic patients with neurologic symptoms such as withdrawal seizures, neuropathy, and drug overdose were included. All these patients had...
Cure of a crippling disability generally benefits both the individual and society. To the individual, it grants freedom from pain or any other disabling symptom; to society, it returns a gainfully employed member. Both benefits contribute to the overall sense of satisfaction that an individual...
DISORDERS that simultaneously involve several organ systems can produce confusing clinical pictures, and the combination of oronasal bleeding, visual impairment, and altered sensorium is particularly striking in this regard. Nevertheless, this is the picture that can be produced by an increased...
To the Editor.—
In the course of treating a patient in whom herpes zoster of the geniculate ganglion had developed, I had occasion to investigate her illness rather thoroughly, and in doing so had gone to numerous sources in some of the available dermatologic and neurologic texts.
Who among us...
GENETIC screening may be defined as the identification of individuals who may profit from genetic information. Criteria for conditions for which genetic screening is appropriate include (1) existence of implications for action for those individuals so identified, (2) ability to determine who is...
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