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An 'ideal' serum cholesterol level
An international panel of heart specialists and nutrition experts has taken a bold step by publicly proclaiming that the rate of coronary heart disease in the United States will decrease if Americans can reduce the average levels of total serum cholesterol...
THERE are four kinds of satisfaction to be derived from medicine: prestige, income, helping to relieve suffering, and intellectual effort. Despite widespread criticism of the profession, society recognizes the important contributions of medicine, and individual physicians are afforded a position...
I am in complete agreement with Dr Lynfield's reasons for advocating visits to a physician by young couples before marriage. However, mandating a wasteful and cost-ineffective blood test is not the means to accomplish this otherwise desirable goal. It would make more sense to mandate...
Mr Krick is absolutely correct that hyperhidrosis from the administration of tricyclic antidepressants is a sympathomimetic effect.
To the Editor.—
Drs Klerman and Hirschfeld are to be commended for their excellent overview of antidepressant drugs (240:1403,1978). In the way of clarification, however, I would like to point out that while tricyclic antidepressant drugs exhibit marked anticholinergic effects, this is not the...
To the Editor.—
Our recent article in The Journal (240:1255, 1978) on current advances in the development of less hazardous cigarettes resulted in scores of letters to us from physicians, scientists, and other concerned citizens. Two such letters, addressing the extremely important issues of...
Any hemorrhage in a hemophilic patient must be regarded as a serious problem. A small percentage of hemophiliacs have an inhibitor that will destroy factor VIII or IX clotting activity, thus making control even more difficult. This occurrence predisposes these patients to joint contractures and...
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