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PRIMARY lesions of the sacrum are relatively uncommon. They frequently are accompanied by nonspecific symptoms such as low back pain and pelvic pressure. Large lesions may involve the sacral nerves and are often palpable on rectal examination. The diagnosis of an early lesion may prove difficult...
I appreciate the thoughtful comments by Dr Ellis and the further opportunity to discuss neonatal asphyxia.
First, concerning "there should be no set-up time for equipment," unfortunately, in the world that I inhabit, seconds occasionally are lost. "Should be" and "is" sometimes are...
Integrating the biologic emphasis of modern-day medicine with the psychological and sociological aspects of human life remains a major goal of medical education and clinical practice. Combating the bad habit of mind-body conceptualization is encouraged by scientific breakthroughs, which...
Dr Sripada is correct; we did fail to include pseudodementia in our discussion of causes of reversible dementia. This was not an oversight, however; we recognized that pseudodementia belongs among these disorders but thought that a decent description could not be presented without a...
Even the session's title provoked controversy as experts gathered at the American Medical Association's conference on health care in jails to discuss "Abnormal Sexual Behavior in the Correctional Facility."
The title was termed "pejorative" by David Rothenberg, executive director of the Fortune...
Abstract From Dec 23, 1978, through Jan 31, 1979, an outbreak of five laboratory-confirmed cases and four clinical cases of measles occurred in a Vietnamese refugee population living in a single housing complex in Albuquerque, NM. The index cases were in two refugee siblings in whom measles was...
To the Editor.—
In their article, Caplan and Nadelson speculate on the preexistence of hysterical traits that complicated the later course of their patients' MS.
I would like to describe a case where the existence of a hysterical personality disorder preceded the onset and obscured the...
The sea may be mankind's ancestral home, but it is good to recall that some other creatures have lived there much longer and more recently. When humans try to return to the depths, even temporarily, as seems increasingly to be the case lately, some of the sea's present inhabitants can—under...
To the Editor.—
The otherwise fine article on "An Epidemic of Suicide Among Physicians on Probation" (243:1915, 1980) was seriously marred as a resource for physicians like myself working on medical society committees on physician impairment.
First, "To protect survivors, case histories will...
Two cases of pulmonary tuberculosis, one fatal, at the Maryland Penitentiary in Baltimore resulted in quick action and some longer term lessons.
"The first task," said Wayne S. Barry, MD, chief institutional physician, "was to perform an immediate institution-wide tuberculosis investigation to...
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