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This exceptionally well-organized manual is another in the Little, Brown & Co spiral manual series. Written for the practitioner, it presents, in a clear and concise manner, all the basic information needed for the diagnosis and treatment of allergies and other disorders of the immune system....
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Standing is almost a completely passive act. The line of gravity must fall behind the center of rotation of the hips, in front of the knees and ankles, and within the base of support. Stability of the hips is normally accomplished by balancing the force of gravity posteriorly,...
The Hypertension Detection and Follow-up Program (HDFP) previously reported a 16.9% reduction in all-cause mortality among its Stepped Care (SC) group, relative to the community-treated Referred Care (RC) group. The current report compares cerebrovascular disease (CV) morbidity and mortality in...
A 46-year-old alcoholic man was hospitalized because of mild hematemesis. Clinical examination revealed the presence of hepatomegaly and evidence of a moderately extensive abdominal collateral circulation. Findings from abdominal auscultation were normal. Endoscopy of the upper...
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I enjoyed reading the COMMENTARY "Of Breath and Spirits" by Gravenstein et al (1981;246:1091). In Japan we use not only Japanese characters (hirakana and katakana) but also Chinese characters (kanji). A Chinese character pronounced as ki, or ke in Japanese means "vapor," "air,"...
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No Vietnam War veteran should be denied the medical or psychiatric help that he deserves or needs as a result of his war experience. However, as a veteran of that war, it seems to me that a number of groups are trying to convince us that there is something peculiar about the...
The use of pulsing electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) and direct-current stimulation for the treatment of delayed and nonunion of fractures is proving to be a major advance in traumatic orthopedic surgery. In this issue of The Journal (p 623), Bassett and his co-workers summarize their experience in...
Medicine is ever productive of debate, and, for the past two decades, oncology may have been medicine's most fertile source of controversy. This book explores questions arising from the constant revision of cancer therapies over recent years.
Topic headings deal with cancers of major organ...
Benign asbestos effusion was defined by (1) exposure to asbestos, (2) confirmation by roentgenograms or thoracenteses, (3) no other disease related to pleural effusion, and (4) no malignant tumor within three years. There were 34 benign effusions among 1,135 exposed workers compared with no...
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