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One of the most important aspects in the treatment of eye diseases is the effect of photocoagulation on diabetic retinopathy. The collaborative study of the National Eye Institute has provided important and significant results.1
For the first time the treatment of this...
Important advances that have had immediate and far-reaching application to the diagnosis and therapy of human disease continue to be made in the field of immunology. Perhaps the most significant advance in 1981 has been the explosive expansion of knowledge from the examination of T-lymphocyte...
The World Health Organization proclaimed 1981 as the International Year of the Disabled. It was altogether fitting that the quadrennial XVth International Congress of Rheumatology should be held in that year.
In 1981, the Congress convened in Paris, the city of the first major hospital and...
The more than 22,000 medical student members of the American Medical Association are represented in the Association through the Medical Student Section (MSS). 1982 is the tenth year that AMA membership has been offered to medical students. The past decade has seen tremendous growth, not only in...
It was summer 1970, and the women's movement had begun to flower, when Edgar Berman, MD, friend and physician to Hubert Humphrey, told the Democratic Party's Committee on National Priorities that women were unfit for leadership because of "raging hormonal imbalances."
The reaction by women was...
In 1932, Mietzsch and Klarer synthesized sulfachrysoidine (Prontosil), and Domagk showed that this compound protected mice against streptococcal infection, an experiment for which he won the Nobel Prize in 1939.1 The last 50 years of what is called the antibiotic era have greatly changed the...
The offices of Houston's Institute for the Interprofessional Study of Health Law, where Margery W. Shaw, MD, JD, is interim director, are uncrowded and quiet, except for the occasional interruption of a telephone. The visitors are reporters or scholars from other institutes, and the conversation...
The major challenges to the specialty of anesthesiology are both sociological and scientific.
The report of the Graduate Medical Education National Advisory Committee indicates that anesthesiology is one of a very few specialties for which a shortage of physicians is...
Harvard's 1957 medical class gathers in Boston for its 25th reunion a week from today, and the lead-off speaker is expected to leave these now middle-aged physicians with plenty to ponder.
And then the energetic speaker will hurry off—not back to the Bronx, NY, where he has lived and worked for...
To Montaigne's three disclaimers, a present-day rejoinder can be added: "That is very interesting, but it doesn't pertain to my specialty." One of the prices of scientific and technical advances in the operative disciplines is that they lead to increased fragmentation of the body surgical, or of...
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