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Retrospective analysis of 232 cases of Hodgkin's disease (HD) treated at the University of Manitoba from Jan 1, 1965, to Dec 31, 1973, and followed up to 44.3 months disclosed five cases of secondary malignant neoplasms. Two cases of acute leukemia were discovered compared with an expected value...
Progress in the understanding of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) has been slow through the years. When splenectomy was first performed in 1916 at the suggestion of Kaznelson, the mechanism of the thrombocytopenia was not known. In the preceding year, Frank had painstakingly...
To the Editor.—
Bravo to B. J. Kennedy, MD. He deserves front-page headlines for advocating the abolition of the phrase "terminal cancer" (239:138, 1978). In days former, such expression was redundant anyway; cancer was untreatable, death imminent. Presently, though, it is simply inaccurate;...
To the Editor.—
In 1974 a case of hypercalcemia secondary to the administration of chlorthalidone was reported (229:267, 1974). At that time the frequency of this phenomenon was unknown. To answer this question, 39 consecutive patients with untreated hypertension were placed on chlorthalidone...
THERE ARE two fundamental questions concerning medical education: Who is making the major decisions about medical education and how are these decisions being reached?
Most of us have ready answers for both questions. We believe that the profession itself has always guided medical education, and...
The United States Adopted Name (USAN) program is generally recognized as having been established in June 1961. Since that time, the USAN Council has, on request and on its own initiative, devoted considerable effort to the problem of appropriate nonproprietary nomenclature for drug products...
In this book, Rosner, a hematologist and rabbinic scholar, has provided us with a highly readable survey of the many medical matters mentioned in the Old Testament and the Talmud. The volume is a short, well-organized, and valuable introduction to a subject now deeply embedded in a vast...
To the Editor.—
Specific infiltrations in the mouth, while relatively frequent in the acute forms of leukemias, are rare in chronic lymphatic leukemia (CLL).1,2
We presently report a CLL case in which a huge leukemic infiltration in the hard palate was diagnosed.
Report of a Case.—
Clinical drug trials in parkinsonism, other neurological diseases expand
Symptoms of parkinsonism are thought to be due to an imbalance between inhibitory dopaminergic stimuli and excitatory cholinergic stimuli in the nigrostriatal pathway, which is important in coordinating motor impulses from...
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