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In this issue of The Journal, Petersdorf and Feinstein (p 943), present data relating to the breadth and depth of formal instruction in the medically related social sciences in undergraduate and some postgraduate medical curricula. Although one may not be enamored of the authors' classifications...
In the last several years, a number of books have been written on the subject of psychiatry and the law. Some are interesting and informative, others are just a rehash of old material. Seymour Halleck, a winner of the Isaac Ray Award of the American Psychiatric Association, is another expert who...
There may be a nationwide ban on urea formaldehyde foam building insulation by midsummer.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted three to two for such a ban, but there must be formal publication of the proposal in the Federal Register, a 60-day period for public comment, and finally...
To provide population data on levels of plasma cholesterol, triglyceride, and high- and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C and LDL-C) in black adults, 627 black adults, aged 20 to 59 years, 206 men and 421 women, were studied in the Cincinnati Lipid Research Clinic's Princeton School...
To the Editor.—
The Journal published a letter by Jean S. Felton, MD (1980;244:1674), entitled "Misunderstanding From Diction" cautioning on the use of "negative" and "positive" in reporting radiological studies because of possible medicolegal confusion in court. From my nuclear medicine...
Chairpersons of departments of medicine, pediatrics, and family medicine were sent a questionnaire to determine their experience with, and attitude toward, medical sociology. The results showed that between 40% and 50% of medical students are taught medical sociology during their preclinical...
We reviewed the records of 28 patients with superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) between 1973 and 1978 to establish the risk from invasive diagnostic procedures and the therapeutic value of the information obtained. Of 23 patients, this syndrome was the initial manifestation in 18. Bronchoscopy...
Dr Stone's book is a valuable Contribution to the psychiatric literature. It is highly recommended to all psychiatrists and to physicians interested in how psychoanalytic concepts may be integrated with descriptive and biologic approaches to psychiatry.
The concept of the borderline patient was...
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