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To the Editor.—
As active practitioners in medical computer science, we were delighted to see the "Computer Year" section in the CONTEMPO issue (1981;245:2242). However, we are concerned that it may have created some misconceptions in its effort to extend its focus beyond the clinical...
A comparative field trial of three live, attenuated rubella virus vaccines (Cendehill, HPV-77 DE-5, and HPV-77 DK-12) was initiated in 1969 on the islands of Kauai and Hawaii in the state of Hawaii. Following initial seroconversion rates of more than 98%, periodic serological testing of the...
The authors have presented some excellent clinical photographs depicting dermatologic diseases in black patients. Rosen and Martin have illustrated a wide spectrum of disease, as well as normal clinical variations peculiar to blacks. The photographs will enable the practicing physician and...
I appreciate Dr Bryan's comments and am happy to reply to several points she has raised. Dr Bryan states "that women can behave both competently and assuredly without losing their femininity or become emasculating is demonstrated constantly by many women physicians." I certainly hope...
To the Editor.—
Readers might be interested in some follow-up information on my article entitled "Witchcraft and Lupus" (1981;245:1937).
The patient who was cured by the Philippine witch doctor returned to our office recently (for the first time in 2 1/2 years) when a small nodule appeared...
In a specific indigent socioeconomic setting, the nonsurgical management of 65 patients with chronic leg ulcers resulted in 59 cures. There were 42 patients (67%) with postphlebitic syndrome. Twenty-two patients (33%) had varicose veins (eight had postoperative vein stripping), 14 (22%) had...
Advances in all aspects of neuroscience have influenced and will continue to influence the practice of medicine. The number of neurologists will probably remain small relative to the frequency and seriousness with which the nervous system is affected by disease. The neurological education of the...
Cefoxitin sodium has been found to act like creatinine in assays for creatinine used by many hospitals. Our in vitro results show that cefoxitin causes an apparent rise in the serum creatinine level; the magnitude of the increase depends on the assay method and the concentration of cefoxitin....
To the Editor.—
The poor results obtained by Thomas A. Chapel, MD, in "Physician Recognition of the Signs and Symptoms of Secondary Syphilis" (1981;246:250) are not surprising. I dare say the recognition rate would have been no better for chancre, unless it appeared on the penile location....
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