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It is now 25 years since Conn1 first described an aldosteronesecreting adrenal adenoma that manifested itself clinically by hypertension and hypokalemia. Since that time the nature of primary aldosteronism, its subdivisions, and its therapy have been reasonably well defined. The early...
Air Force physicians expect to begin study this month of about 1,200 men who sprayed Agent Orange defoliant on South Vietnam's jungles during the war in Southeast Asia to deny cover and crops to the enemy.
Orange was the most widely used of the color-coded herbicides (Blue, White, Purple, and...
To the Editor.—
The article, "Therapeutic Use of Albumin," by Alexander et al (241:2527, 1979), emphasizes the need to control cost by physician education. The authors are to be complimented for the thoroughly detailed method they used. However, their study required a considerable investment of...
To the Editor.—
The article in The Journal by Pantell and Stewart (241:2272, 1979), and the accompanying editorial by William R. Barclay, MD (241:2299, 1979), appropriately addressed long-standing problems of preventive medicine, particularly the gap between knowledge and practice. Although the...
MENINGOENCEPHALITIS, Bell's palsy, transverse myelitis, and Guillain-Barré syndrome has been associated with infectious mononucleosis. Recently, patients with these neurologic complications have had serologic studies performed that link these conditions to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infections.1,2...
We have the impression that Dr Finley has placed the cart before the horse. He points out that the inherent costs of running a hospital are great and that hospitals are having financial difficulties. He suggests that physicians should maximize efficiency by altering their ordering...
This volume represents an outstanding collaboration by leading figures in the neurosciences who, in a three-day conference sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences and the New York Blood Center Inc, attempted to define, delineate, and then develop a series of criteria for the physician to...
To the Editor.—
I was pleased to see the small feature honoring the great chemist Lavoisier (241:2730, 1979) and would like to correct a misapprehension while contributing some additional information.
Lavoisier served the French government both under the Old Regime and during the Revolution. It...
We agree with Dr Schenken that the total costs of screening programs are difficult to evaluate; therefore, we wish to clarify the methods we used in our economic analysis of congenital hypothyroidism control programs. We broke down the cost of screening into two main components:...
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