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The political and emotional fervor surrounding the question of the medical usage of heroin is growing considerably, though it may not yet rival the laetrile issue.
Even generally conservative medical societies are publically voicing their approval and disapproval of efforts to make heroin...
If any drug ever brought to many Americans' minds the metaphoric skeletal figure of death—cloaked and hooded in darkness and with swift scythe in hand— surely that drug was heroin, long feared as the most addictive of all pharmacologic agents.
Rending that metaphoric cloak from heroin suddenly...
There is presently no treatment generally recognized as completely satisfactory for involutional osteoporosis, a condition that may be found in more than 50% of women past age 60 years and in a lesser percent of men in the same age group.1 This disorder is associated with appreciable morbidity...
In the Aug 18 issue of The Journal (240:644-646, 1978), the slug line "For editorial comment see p 673" should not have appeared on page 644 of the ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION "External Cardiac Compression: A Randomized Comparison of Mechanical and Manual Techniques."
Only one patient of our group (patient 5) continued to smoke cigarettes despite our repeated urging to stop. After reversible ventricular fibrillation, he had coronary arteriography and had noticeable lesions that were deemed operable. He refused surgery, however, and we thought that...
THE TREATMENT of patients with chronic, severe pain is a major problem. It has been estimated that 70% to 90% of hospitalized cancer patients suffer severe pain, although specific data on this point are not available.
Because of reports that many cancer patients do not obtain adequate pain...
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