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Evidence continues to mount that from one third to one half of all X-chromosome-linked mental retardation in kindreds is associated with the so-called fragile X chromosome (JAMA [MEDICAL NEWS] 1979; 242:1829-1830).
This makes the defect "the second most common clearly defined cause of mental...
The current air traffic controllers' strike, now entering its third month, has become the focal point of an issue that is receiving increasing medical attention these days: job-related stress.
The striking air controllers say that their job responsibilities occasionally induce almost unbearable...
It is well known that some patients develop a syndrome resembling systemic lupus erythematosus in response to therapy with hydrazines or aromatic amines—notably with procainamide for arrhythmias, hydralazine for hypertension, and isoniazid for tuberculosis. New work suggests that minor molecular...
Solutions to some of the problems that workers complain of when using video display terminals (VDTs) may already be available. That suggestion came from several participants in a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) symposium on the impact of VDTs on vision.
The VDT is a computerized typewriter...
Branch banking is today's trend among financial institutions, but centralized banking may be tomorrow's trend in transplantation if a new program at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas is any indication.
The center already has a skin transplantation program that is said to be...
Alcoholic patients sometimes contend that they can continue to drink while taking disulfiram (Antabuse). It may be true.
Evidence of the claim's veracity comes from a study presented at the recent New Orleans meeting of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and...
CORONARY artery bypass surgery (CABS), estimated to have been performed more than 100,000 times in the United States in 1980 at a total cost approaching $2 billion, poses a wide range of economic, ethical, legal, and social considerations. On April 21 through 23, 1981, the National Center for...
To the Editor.—
The article by John E. Craighead, MD, and N. V. Vallyathan, PhD (1980;244:1939), deserves further comment. It consists of two separate and quite different parts.
The first part reports the demonstration of silica in lung tissue of deceased granite workers. Using sophisticated...
To the Editor.—
In the Feb 13 issue of The Journal, Melvin Shapiro, MD (1981;245:577), sets forth guidelines for restricting the performance of gastrointestinal endoscopy. Such concern over who should do endoscopy is complicated by the fact that it remains unclear who should get endoscopy. A...
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