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If Dr Howard L. Holley did not exist, it would have been necessary for the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to invent him. Long needed in the state was a chronicle of the turbulent 19th century, during which the state association was chartered in the same year as the American Medical...
When amantadine hydrochloride was first licensed by the Food and Drug Administration in 1966, it was specified for prophylaxis of Asian influenza. Many who have watched amantadine's tortuous path to widespread acceptance believe a basic problem lay in this initial licensing.
"Soon after the...
The preface states that "This book is designed to help physicians who in the course of clinical practice care for patients who have epileptic seizures. The intention is to provide a thorough but concise treatment of the subject which may serve as a basic text as well as a handy reference source...
To ascertain risk factors for persistent middle-ear effusions (PMEE), we interviewed the parents of two groups of children. The first consisted of 76 children with PMEE who were admitted to the hospital for tympanostomytube insertion. The second, a control group, consisted of 76 children...
According to the editors, this book "is designed to fill the perceived need for an operational guide to IRB function... for the IRB member [and] the IRB staff person." There is a need for such a book, and this volume makes a reasonable, if flawed, attempt to meet it.
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To determine the burden on pediatricians imposed by disease of the middle ear, we analyzed data from 2,570 children followed up prospectively since birth. Disease of the middle ear accounted for a large proportion of all visits made during the first five years of life, rising from 22.7% during...
To the Editor.—
The coverage of current controversies surrounding the use of diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTP) vaccine in the MEDICAL NEWS section (1982;248:12) was timely and generally excellent. How very unfortunate, however, that an article concerned with the complications of immunization...
After a 25-year career with the American Medical Association, Joe D. Miller—who retired Dec 1 as senior deputy executive vice-president—is hardly out of action.
True, Frankfort, Ky, has replaced Chicago as his main hub of activity. He and his wife Mary now live there, not far from his birthplace...
We are pleased to respond to the interesting comments made by Drs Goodlin and Poma.
The Table is a short summary of an analysis performed on the same patient populations as described in our original communication. The data represent only preliminary results and will be followed by a...
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