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THE NORMAL internal carotid artery enters the base of the skull through the carotid canal. The artery then bends medially and anteriorly, traversing the petrous bone and cavernous sinus, before emerging medial to the anterior clinoid process. As it passes through the bony petrous ridge, the...
The frail hand reached out to mine and I held it gently. "Thank you, Doctor. I know you'll do your best," she said. She was 80 years old and her husband was 83. I had just finished discussing with her and her daughter the fact that her spouse of 60 years was having a major hemorrhage from his...
This is a multiauthor book, the outgrowth of the Pediatric Orthopedic International Seminars, which Dr Tachdjian has organized for the past seven years. The stated goal of producing a reference volume has been accomplished. The scope is comprehensive, including the views of an international...
To the Editor.—
The Journal is to be commended for its publication of the MRFIT mortality report. How many studies that do not show positive results are ever published? The Journal is also to be commended for the call to "responsible debate on controversial issues" contained in the accompanying...
Instant communication is a phenomenon of our time. It pervades society and modifies how we live and work. The JOURNAL is on record as strongly favoring the rapid communication of any information necessary to enable physicians, preventive medicine personnel, and other medical care professionals...
Should young children with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) be treated with long-term hemodialysis, transplantation of a kidney from a cadaver donor, or a transplant from a living related donor (LRD)?
Indeed, question some, given the uncertain outcome of all available treatments in terms of...
I thank Dr Spodick for his supporting view with regard to my editorial in The Journal. Although we agree on most points, I would reiterate my criticisms of large, multicentered, randomized clinical trials for reperfusion therapy in cases of acute myocardial infarction, which make...
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