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"Today's epidemic of pelvic inflammatory disease is tomorrow's epidemic of infertility."
With this prediction, Donald R. Hopkins, MD, assistant director for international health at the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Atlanta, opened an international symposium on pelvic inflammatory disease...
A so-called vitamin sold in health food stores may be giving users cancer rather than prolonging their lives, according to data presented at the recent meeting of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition in Washington, DC.
Neville Colman, MD, of the Hematology and Nutrition Laboratory of the...
A 24-year-old man comes to a clinic staffed by a nurse-practitioner. His history is that of abdominal pain, but numerous upper gastrointestinal and barium enema examinations all have yielded negative results. He smokes heavily and probably does not take the antacids that have been prescribed for...
These days Bob Edwards, MD, spends most of his time at home in Telluride, Colo, finishing up his first novel. Recently he looked out the window and was startled to see a 30-year-old carpenter of his acquaintance ride by on a bicycle. Just six weeks previously, Edwards—who is a family...
I appreciate the thoughtful comments by Dr Hein and the further opportunity to discuss neonatal asphyxia.
Dr Hein is skeptical of mouth-to-mouth ventilation. Is it safe regarding meconium aspiration and infection? Is it effective in correcting hypoxemia? My personal experience of...
To the Editor.—
In a recent letter in The Journal, Albert D. Warshauer, MD (242:1969, 1979), advocated mouth-to-mouth ventilation as a third alternative to intubation or bagand-mask ventilation for oxygendepressed neonates. Few would dispute the advocacy of this method in an environment other...
Drs Slee and James offer constructive comments on our study.
By documenting a decrease in non emergency operations during and after the May 1975 boycott, Dr Slee has responded to our proposal that the degree to which surgery diminishes during a boycott may be a measure of the degree...
To the Editor.—
The recent article by Pantell and Irwin (242:1627, 1979) reported results of a study on the incidence and quality of appendectomies performed during the May 1975 anesthesiologists' boycott in the San Francisco Bay area. Compared with May 1974 and January to June 1975, they found...
To the Editor.—
The article by Pantell and Irwin on appendectomy rates during the course of the San Francisco (SF) physicians' boycott of 1975 is noteworthy in that it is one of the few publications in the medical literature that attempts actually to measure impacts on the quality of care...
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