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Primary care and family practice training programs stress the importance of establishing and maintaining the physician-patient relationship in providing longitudinal health care. However, the limited duration of these three-year programs builds discontinuity into the relationship. To our...
To the Editor.—
The recent article "Thrombophlebitis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus" by Peck et al (240:1728, 1978) apprises the reader that this complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (LE) is important because of the frequent occurrence of systemic LE-induced pleuritis and its...
"Multifactorial" is fast becoming a vogue word in medicine. Dorland's Medical Dictionary defines it as "of or pertaining to, or arising through the action of many factors." Curiously, the term has not as yet found its way to Webster's, Random House, and American Heritage. Whether this neologism...
The use of epidemiologic methods to study chronic diseases has brought an increased awareness of the importance of environmental factors in the causes of those diseases. Epidemiologic evidence, usually of an indirect nature, suggests that many common cancers and birth defects have an important...
Whatever, in connection with my professional practice, or not in connection with it, I may see or hear in the lives of men which ought not to be spoken abroad, I will not divulge, as reckoning that all such should be kept secret.—The Oath of Hippocrates
The complex and often bitter debate over...
In the Aug 18 issue of The Journal (240:647-649, 1978), the last sentence of the first paragraph in the "Comment" section of the ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTION "Eye Findings in the Diagnosis of Fabry's Disease: Patients With Renal Failure" should have indicated that a deficiency of ceramide hexosidase...
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Amyloidosis includes a group of disorders with a variety of clinical features that generally are a result of the deposition of a proteinaceous, finely fibrillar, eosinophilic, hyaline extracellular substance.1 The diagnosis of amyloidosis is established by histological...
The symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome in 118 patients were mainly those of muscular atrophy, but they also included sensory disturbances in the ring and little fingers and pain in the ulnar side of the forearm. The syndrome occurs equally in men and women, with no particular age preference in...
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