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Despite its humorous aliases, such as the Aztec two-step, Montezuma's revenge, and turista, traveler's diarrhea is hardly a joke. With almost half of US visitors to a host of countries coming down with this uncomfortable, debilitating, and sometimes dangerous condition, the strong possibility of...
These days, measurements of body heat can be used to diagnose and monitor therapy for everything from "tennis elbow" to scrotal varicocele.
At the recent Third International Congress of Thermology in Bath, England, most of the presentations concerned the usual technique, infrared thermography,...
Every year about 2.5 million Muslims make their way to their most important religious shrine, the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Because desert temperatures can rise to above 40 °C, heatstroke is common among the pilgrims.
At the Third International Congress of Thermology in Bath, England,...
Although there have been many advances in rehabilitation of the voice following laryngectomy, the physical effort involved in speaking and the inconvenience of having to occlude the tracheostoma manually during speech has continued to disturb postlaryngectomy patients.
Now a new tracheostoma...
Since the mid-1960s, the use of the Foley (balloon) catheter to remove foreign bodies from the esophagus has become increasingly popular among many radiologists, general surgeons, family and emergency physicians, and pediatricians.
But, according to results of a recent survey reported to the...
At precisely 11 AM, Death knocked on the door of the intensive care unit. "May I visit Joanie?" he inquired politely.
A young nurse in a pink sweater shook her head. "Visiting is allowed the first 15 minutes after the hour from noon to 6 PM. ICU rules. Sorry."
The reproach barely ruffled him. He...
My sympathies were drawn to this man: with his enormous girth, he looked like Santa Claus, but he had to eat incessantly in order to survive. His was an unusual story of attacks of ravenous hunger, profuse sweating, and profound weakness that would occur before breakfast and several hours after...
To the Editor.—
I read the article by Wallis et al "Advancement of Men and Women in Medical Academia: A Pilot Study" (1981;246:2351) and the accompanying editorial by Marlys H. Witte, MD (1981;246:2356). My interest stems from personal involvement as a female physician who meets Dr Witte's and...
To the Editor.—
I read the article by Wallis et al and the accompanying editorial by Dr Witte. Even at this early stage in the study of the differential success rates of men and women in medical academia—the stage of descriptive epidemiologic studies—I wonder if errors are not being made in the...
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