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The randomized clinical trial (RCT) has become generally accepted as the most valid study mechanism for assessment of therapeutic regimens. Because random allocation of treatment guards against any systematic association of treatment assignment with prognosis, differences in outcome that are...
To the Editor.—
In 1891 the noted Philadelphia physician S. Weir Mitchell complained to his colleagues, "You know, alas! that we now use as many instruments as a mechanic."1 Mitchell would be dismayed by practice today. Technology is pervasive in its scope and effects on the physician's...
An intracavitary radiation device that can slip inside a rectoscope and quell small, localized rectal tumors into submission is providing a safe and effective alternative for patients in whom anorectal surgery may be contraindicated.
The device, a low-voltage contact unit that keeps 80% to 90%...
Intensive Care in the Newborn, III, by Leo Stern, Bernard Salle, and Bent Friis-Hansen, 415 pp, with illus, $59.50, New York, Masson Publishing USA Inc, 1981.
The second edition of Neonatology, edited by Avery, is much improved over the first edition, which itself was an excellent reference...
One of the most interesting features of the British Medical Journal is its series of brief (usually three to six pages) illustrated discussions of procedures often employed in hospital practice. These discussions include the indications, contraindications, step-by-step instructions, and possible...
Cardiology 1981 is the kind of book I like to read. It comprises a review of the cardiology literature of the 1980 calendar year with summaries of 452 articles published in a variety of English-language medical journals. It is profusely illustrated, and its size makes it easy to carry.
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An increased incidence of thyroid autoantibodies is known to occur in patients with Turner's syndrome.1,2 The disorders closely related to thyroid autoantibodies are Hashimoto's disease and Graves' disease. A striking association of Hashimoto's disease with Turner's syndrome,...
This short British text is just what the doctor ordered for the generalist, the medical student finding himself on a rheumatology clerkship, or the house officer preparing for the next internal medicine board examinations. It is brief, up to date, generally reliable, and definitely clinically...
Teenage pregnancy has a long history. But teenage pregnancy as a problem—teen partners conceiving, not marrying or marrying under duress, and going on welfare—is new to our societal agenda. Recognition, concern, and help date only from the 1960s. Unfortunately, while much has been accomplished,...
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