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The idea that climatic change severe enough to affect human life may have occurred during historic times is still new among historians. Evidences of such changes have been derived by surprisingly diverse indirect routes: chemical analysis of stalactites from a cave in New Zealand, for example,...
Although rifampin seldom upsets the stomach, it induces hepatic enzymes. As a result, tuberculous women taking the drug and relying on the contraceptive pill become pregnant, and addicts in methadone programs have withdrawal symptoms. In his book, Thoracic Medicine, Emerson warns about treating...
For quite some time, there have been two unresolved questions claiming the interest of those involved in the management of the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the female patient.
One concerns the possibility that the rate of positive cultures for Neisseria gonorrhoeae obtained from the...
To the Editor.—
In the recent article on the use of clonidine in hypertensive urgencies (1981;246:848), it seems clear that this agent is effective in those patients with severe hypertension who do not constitute a hypertensive emergency. However, we do have one major concern. The authors...
Medical history is full of instances where previously accepted therapies and investigative practices have been rightly discarded after their ineffectiveness has been demonstrated. Regrettably, a few procedures of unproved value still linger in many hospitals. Paramount among these are the...
INFECTION of articular and paraarticular tissue by Mycobacterium marinum is reported infrequently. In a recent review of atypical mycobacterial joint infections,1 only one was diagnosed and treated without surgery. Even in that case, drug therapy (aminosalicylic acid, isoniazid, and streptomycin...
It is my custom, when I come on a floor of the hospital, to take the appropriate nursing charts and to direct my attention first to that section labeled "Nursing Notes." This quickly tells me what each patient's course has been in the previous 24 hours, after which I review more leisurely those...
The article "Cryosurgery or Microsurgery in the Management of Acromegaly" by Teasdale et al in this issue of The Journal (p 1289) promulgates no heresy. The authors offer convincing evidence that, of the two methods evaluated, microsurgery is preferable. Since their conclusion conforms with that...
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