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In 1969 the Medical College of Pennsylvania began a program to retrain clinically inactive physicians. Originally designed for women physicians who had discontinued their clinical training or practice in response to family responsibilities, the program has expanded its goals to encompass...
Child abuse, a tragic phenomenon of life, is the subject of this book from England. However, in the United States, more than a million children a year are victims of abuse, and 2,000 children die annually in America from mistreatment. Physically abused children sent home without intervention are...
IN 1961, Sipple1 reported an increased incidence of carcinoma of the thyroid in patients with pheochromocytoma and noted that this association was 14 times greater than in the general population. However, it was apparently not appreciated by Sipple that the carcinoma was of the medullary type....
Dr Goldberg, the editor and a major contributor to this book, has drawn on the expertise of ten other physicians to coauthor the volume. It is designed as a reference for those currently active in ultrasound, a guide for students of this modality, and an aid for those in other disciplines who...
To the Editor.—
In a recent editorial (239:228, 1978) Dalessio recognized that "platelet emboli and fibrinoplatelet mixed clots are the source of most TIAs [transient ischemic attacks], particularly of repeated episodes."
These emboli originate from ulcerated atherosclerotic plaques, and it is...
This new Abrams publication is a magnificent volume, depicting the West from about 1820 to the 1930s. The West means many things: mountains, prairies, deserts, natural wonders; fauna and flora; buffalo and cattle; cowboys, outlaws, violence; Indians in their full glory and their native culture,...
THE MAINSTAY of medical management of angina pectoris continues to be β-blocking agents and nitrates. Used initially in the treatment of Raynaud's disease,1 nitroglycerin ointment was first introduced for the treatment of angina pectoris in 1955, but at that time it did not receive widespread...
This is a welcome book for many reasons. Though not a physician, Leon Chesley, PhD, has devoted a lifetime to the single-minded, meticulous, and unremitting study of patients with toxemias of pregnancy. His follow-up studies of pregnant women who gave birth at the Margaret Hague Hospital are...
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