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This is a book of folkways and fables of the clan Emergency, one of a series of increasingly popular ethnologic explorations into the tribe of Medicine. It is written in a conversational style, reflecting the experiences and philosophies of a single tribesman, but it rings true against the...
There have been numerous books and articles written about infections and their treatment. This book, I can assure you, is one of the best, if not the best multiauthored text I have even read on this subject. It covers every aspect of infectious diseases, which will always be a concern for the...
There was a little bit of everything at the first IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Computer Society International Conference on Medical Computer Science/Computational Medicine (MEDCOMP) in Philadelphia. On the program were more than 120 papers from 11 countries.
The clinical algorithm (flow chart) is a text format that is specially suited for representing a sequence of clinical decisions, for teaching clinical decision making, and for guiding patient care. A representative clinical algorithm is described in detail; five steps for writing an algorithm...
A subset of ten consecutive patients who had sustained penetrating and blunt abdominal trauma came to the hospital with stable vital signs. None had any clinical evidence of intraperitoneal injury. All patients underwent peritoneal lavage, and surgical exploration was performed on the basis of a...
Anesthesiology and critical care medicine are two fields that rely heavily on sophisticated machinery in their daily operations. Such technology was discussed extensively at the recent Fourth Annual IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference in Philadelphia.
In one presentation,...
To the Editor.—
The article entitled "Factors Associated With a Malignant or Benign Course of Multiple Sclerosis" (1982;248:856) was interesting, but I was disappointed by its inherent errors.
First, the authors referred to eight publications in which "fever therapy" in multiple sclerosis (MS)...
This is a curiously titled book about a complex topic. It is not a review book of basic neurology for board examinations. Instead, it focuses on symptoms that straddle psychiatry and neurology. There are many instances where a patient with symptoms reflecting a neurological illness may see a...
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