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This year it seems appropriate to review three advances made in the basic aspects of ophthalmology that will be of great significance in our clinical work.
Transplantation of Cultured Corneal Endothelium
The corneal endothelium plays a primary role in determining the result of a keratoplasty....
True to its title, this book is a veritable haute cuisine of neurology. It is generously garnished with choice bits of psychiatry, linguistics, biography, history, philosophy, art, and literature—all flavored with compassion and sprinkled with humor. With the exception of a previously...
As the specialty of family practice entered its second decade this past year, the leadership—which is made up of representatives from the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Board of Family Practice, the Family Health Foundation of America, and the Society of Teachers of Family...
In surgery the decade of the 1970s may be characterized best as a period of confirmation or reaffirmation of what was known—a consolidation of gains. Innovations, new procedures, and new techniques became established as accepted treatment. Certainly new approaches were developed and introduced...
Presumably, when one agrees to take a look backward and describe some of the happenings in nutrition over a decade, one should be able to define nutrition, determine its structure as a discipline, and isolate it for closer examination. The 1970s are notable, however, for demonstrating that...
Since this is the first time that emergency medicine has been included in CONTEMPO, it seems appropriate to concentrate on a brief description of the history of the specialty. Ever since August 1968, when a small group of physicians formed the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the...
To the Editor.—
The failure of Norman Cousins to define stress in his discussion of the concept of stress (242:459, 1979) is all too common in presentations of this sort. He seeks to include in the concept of stress more than "a description of what happens when the human organism is pushed...
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