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Rumors of the therapeutic potential of marijuana have a long history: Some archeologists believe the Scythians used cannabis (corroborating an account by Herodotus) and that the drug may have been used in northeast Asia during the neolithic period about 6,000 years ago. Its medical properties...
To add to the confusion about phenylketonuria (PKU), there is a new wrinkle. According to a report published in March of this year in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (75:1562), deficiency of the nonessential amino acid tyrosine may be just as responsible for the mental...
Mass screening of newborn infants for phenylketonuria (PKU) is part of the nationwide effort to detect birth defects. Almost three quarters of states include this in their public health screening. Affecting one in 10,000 children, PKU causes a deficiency in the enzyme that catalyzes the...
How to distinguish between claudication caused by vascular disease and that due to neurological causes? Not easy. Vascular causes are usually assumed when a patient has intermittent claudication, and other etiologic possibilities may be overlooked, according to James J. Goodreau, MD, and...
A new technique for the repair and elevation of depressed scars is working well for its developer, dermatologist Sheldon K. Gottlieb, MD, of Washington, DC.
Taking his impetus from the work of the late Arthur S. Spangler, MD, who in 1956 reported the use of fibrin foam made from pooled plasma as...
To the Editor.—
In the review entitled "Status Report on Computerized ECG Analysis" (239:1201, 1978), Ariet and Crevasse make the following statement: "On the other hand, there seems to be no disagreement that presenting a cardiologist with a computerized analysis of an ECG will improve his own...
To the Editor.—
As a former Director of Hospital Services at the Ministry of Health, I read with interest the recent article "Insights Into the Israeli Health Care System: Reflections on a Medical Student's Experience" (239:2355, 1978).
The article contains inaccuracies requiring comment....
We apologize for the ambiguity of our statement in our report. We intended to say that (1) the diagnostic accuracy of an electrocardiographer would be enhanced if he had a computerized interpretation as a second opinion to suggest abnormalities he might have overlooked and to force...
To the Editor.—
Recently we have seen three patients with interesting and unusual findings on their roentgenograms. Films showed multiple irregular, short, wire-like metallic densities 3 to 15 mm in length scattered throughout the soft tissues secondary to Japanese-style acupuncture. When seen...
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