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To the Editor.—
The recent MEDICAL NEWS overview of the chymopapain controversy (240:195, 1978) failed to consider an important dimension: the impact of this highly touted but experimental procedure on those of us at the grass roots—medical administrators, family physicians, patients, and...
The sooner in infancy that vision is tested, the better the chance of averting eye problems early in life. The challenge is to devise a valid test that can be administered easily and quickly to infants.
The latest attempt to meet these criterions is a behavioral method called forced-choice...
The Hypertension Detection and Follow-up Program (HDFP) is a multicenter cooperative effort designed to determine the effectiveness of systematic and sustained antihypertensive thereapy in reducing mortality in a wide spectrum of persons with elevated BP. The effort was initiated by the National...
To the Editor.—
Members of the Hypertension Detection and Followup Program Cooperative Group report that approximately 77% of persons found to be hypertensive at screening attended a clinic for a further blood pressure (BP) check, and that approximately 82% of those in whom hypertension was...
The responsibility to treat the "whole patient" in the context of family is appreciated by most physicians. Those who care for children with the most common of birth defects, congenital heart disease, are particularly sensitive to this interplay. First, there is the difficulty of dealing with...
Figures 2 and 3 were inadvertently switched in the SPECIAL COMMUNICATION "Family Physician Pathway and Medical Student Career Choice: Ten Years After Curriculum Change at the University of Washington" published in the Oct 13 issue of The Journal (240:1736-1741, 1978). The legends were correctly...
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