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Probably Walter Alvarez is one of the best known, most widely read and highly respected physicians of this century. His numerous technical writings have been studied by scientists and physicians, his syndicated newspaper column was followed by millions of laymen, and his book and editorials in...
"The structure of the body hasn't changed much since Vesalius, has it?" "No, neither has the atomic nucleus."
Attributed to Lactantius
THE RECENT reprinting of the first (1901) Gray's Anatomy of the century1 has prompted a consideration of what advances gross anatomy has made in the first three...
PNEUMATOSIS cystoides intestinalis (PCI) is an entity characterized by numerous submucosal or subserosal collections of air-filled cysts in the intestinal tract. This disorder has been described in association with a variety of gastrointestinal (GI) diseases: pyloric stenosis, esophageal...
Activation of complement plays part in reaction to contrast media
Adverse reactions to radiographic contrast media have been occurring for a long time. Now scientists are beginning to find out why.
The work of several different research teams in the past year has shown that activation of the...
To the Editor.—
In 1956, Moersch and Woltman1 first described the stiffman syndrome, a disease characterized by progressive fluctuating muscular rigidity and spasm. By now, more than 50 cases are known in the literature, two of which were reported in The Journal (195:222, 1966). Gordon et al2...
THE MEASUREMENT of medical care against objective, predetermined, explicit criteria—the so-called medical audit—has turned into an every-month, if not every-day, procedure at most American hospitals. The major credit for changing medical audit from theory to reality clearly belongs to the Joint...
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