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To many, biofeedback is synonymous with the "alpha wave" craze of the 1960s and 1970s. Alpha brain waves—those with a frequency of 8 to 15 cps—usually are generated during periods of relaxation or light sleep. Since they often predominate in Indian yogis and others who meditate frequently, alpha...
Many physicians know the frustration of trying to help stroke victims or patients with other severe neurological injuries to regain some semblance of normal activity. Even for physical rehabilitation experts, this is a demanding challenge. But one physician's use of hypnosis with such patients...
Screening an at-risk population for early-stage lung cancer—a practice that has been declared ineffective by the American Cancer Society (ACS) because studies have not shown that it lowers mortality rates—nonetheless received emphatic support at the recent annual meeting of the Radiological...
Adjuvant polychemotherapy can turn the mortality tables more in favor of advanced breast cancer patients, according to reports presented at a recent symposium on innovative cancer chemotherapy held in New York City.
Intensive, aggressive, postsurgical polychemotherapy, including prednisone for...
Two semisynthetic derivatives of the plant genus Podophyllum have received high marks in clinical trials on patients with small-cell lung cancer.
One of the two chemically similar compounds, etoposide (VP16), has recently been recommended for approval as an anti-cancer agent by the Food and Drug...
The three most recent submissions to JAMA by Leonard B. Berman, MD, reveal a great deal about this physician, scientist, teacher, and philosopher who died Jan 24 of renal carcinoma a week after his 59th birthday.
First is his learned and highly readable discussion for JAMA's CONTEMPO issue of...
BEFORE the development of genetic engineering technologies, it was questionable whether microorganisms that theoretically could be produced by application of such techniques would legally qualify for patent protection.
Section 101 of the Patent Act, 35 USC §101 (1976), authorizes the...
To the Editor.—
I have just read "A Fable of the Clinic" in the Nov 12 issue of The Journal (1982;248:2321).
It is most saddening to see that the author had to withhold his or her name. Thus, what happened is less a fable and much a tragedy.
The problem addressed by the fable is that of the...
To the Editor.—
The article entitled "Surgery for Evolving Myocardial Infarction" (1982;248:1325) by Dr Phillips et al and the accompanying editorial entitled "Coronary Reperfusion: Medical, Surgical, or Not at All?" (1982;248:1362) are interesting, provocative, and dear to the hearts of most...
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