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To the Editor.—
Dr Scheckler is to be commended for his recent EDITORIAL (1983;248:1328) in which he stresses the importance of "both scientifically rational and cost-effective data on which to base decisions about surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis." I would like to go a step further and...
Human memory is not a single phenomenon but, rather, is made up of several distinct components, according to scientists who have been studying this function of the brain.
At a recent National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) science writers' seminar, speakers explained that particular memory...
Indium 111 continues to appear useful in the detection of inflammatory processes, according to reports presented at the recent annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine in St Louis. The radioactive compound indium 111 chloride (111InCl3) may be especially effective in the diagnosis of...
An error occurred in the COUNCIL REPORT entitled "Fetal Effects of Maternal Alcohol Use," published in the May 13 issue of The Journal (1983; 249:2517-2521). On page 2518, the first sentence of the first full paragraph in column 1 should have read as follows: "The principal features of FAS can...
The discovery of a dopamine deficit in Parkinson's disease and of cholinergic-receptor abnormalities in myasthenia gravis contributed to a revolution in the neurosciences and to the delineation of an emerging field of neurology: disorders of neurohumoral transmission. In recent years innumerable...
To the Editor.—
Dr Gluck (1982; 248:1310) has emphasized the exceptional safety of hypodermoclysis, and he cited in evidence our study of 1,850 subcutaneous infusions in 270 elderly persons.1 Since our experience now encompasses 4,500 subcutaneous infusions in 634 elderly patients, we can draw...
An error occurred in the LAW AND MEDICINE article entitled "Antitrust and Professional Activities," published in the July 22/29 issue of The Journal (1983;250:491-492). On page 491, the affiliation for Bernard D. Hirsh, JD, should have read as follows: "Formerly AMA General Counsel, now with the...
Three patients had epidermolysis bullosa acquisita in association with Crohn's disease. We believe that epidermolysis bullosa acquisita should be included among the extraintestinal manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease. This article describes the diagnostic criteria, treatment, and other...
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