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Until recently, a child with progressive scoliosis faced either years of treatment with a brace or major corrective surgery. Now two orthopedic research teams have limited the progression of scoliosis and sometimes actually reduced curvatures by using intermittent muscle contraction induced by...
It's been nearly 75 years since C. Ellerman and O. Bang (1908) and, subsequently, Peyton Rous, MD (JAMA 1911;56:198), discovered that certain viruses cause cancer in animals, giving rise to the idea that this must also be true for some human cancers. But despite the dedication of many scientific...
The complex story of the substance known as "artificial blood" continues to unfold in the lay press, while the medical community wonders whether the compound can live up to its public billing and what function it should serve in blood banking.
The group of compounds called perfluorochemicals,...
Dietary calcium supplements can provide valuable aid in slowing age-related bone loss and warding off some of the hazards of osteoporosis. But taking supplements without engaging in physical exercise— preferably of the jogging or walking variety—is like settling for half a loaf.
As was agreed at...
A set of unusual circumstances surrounding a home birth in California in which the mother ultimately died has caused a forensic pathologist to issue a warning to emergency room physicians and paramedical personnel about the use of the pneumatic anti-shock garment in similar cases.
The crystalline towers of New Chicago, Vega VII's capital city, were flecked with the pale light of early morning, as an aircab glided toward the rooftop hanger of an office building. It nestled onto a pad, the door popped open, and a middle-aged man stepped out. He stifled a yawn and rubbed his...
Recently there has been a movement by the American Board of Pathology to reestablish a clinical internship year for pathology residency programs. The intent is to broaden pathologists' experience and facilitate interaction with their peers in clinical medicine. As residents in pathology, we...
To the Editor.—
The article on "Physician Recognition of the Signs and Symptoms of Secondary Syphilis" by Thomas A. Chapel, MD (1981;246:250), and the editorial of Yehudi M. Felman, MD, in the same issue (1981; 246:252), served to remind us of previously published comments by Greenberg and...
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