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This fall, one of my classmates said in frustration, "It doesn't matter how smart we are or how hard we study. To be a good doctor, you just have to be old!" Medical school would frustrate anyone, but it is especially frustrating for the people it specially selects: bright, caring people. Dr...
The statements on the book jacket of this multiauthored collection of reviews are ambitious: "the first eclectic account of the clinical, mycological and immunological aspects of fungal infections in compromised hosts... essential reading for medical microbiologists, haematologists, clinical...
To the Editor.—
I was entirely in agreement with Dr Lundberg until I noticed in the last paragraph the sentence: "Boxing seems to me to be less sport than is cockfighting."
Those of us who know and appreciate the sport of cockfighting see nothing obscene, uncivilized, or bloodthirsty in...
We thank Dr Nathan for furthering our knowledge of the complications of the double-contrast barium enema (DCBE) examination with his case report, which seems to be unique in the literature. A contained intramural perforation that later showed extravasation of barium has been reported...
Seven patients with congestive heart failure receiving long-term diuretic treatment (more than three years) experienced idionodal tachycardia in the presence of apparently normal serum digoxin levels. Intravenous bolus administration of magnesium (Mg) sulfate, followed by intramuscular Mg...
Health and Behavior is a report prepared by a task force under the supervision of a distinguished committee of the Institute of Medicine headed by David Hamburg. The committee drew on the advice of some 400 consultants in a series of meetings, the purpose of which was to delineate the health...
THE ROLE of platelets in the genesis of atherosclerosis and its manifestations has received considerable attention. Based on the recognition of platelet "hyperactivity" in patients with coronary artery disease, several platelet-suppressive drugs have been used in a large number of patients. The...
To the Editor.—
We read the letter by Catino and Catino (1982;248:2111) on the use of malaria chemoprophylaxis in a group of US travelers. Their survey supports our impression that many American travelers to the tropics are uninformed about the risk of acquiring malaria or do not heed advice...
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