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There is probably no disease entity that has engaged the attention of so many diverse disciplines as arterial hypertension has during the previous decade. Many reviews, conference proceedings, and textbooks have been published in recent years dealing with aspects of the broad subject of...
Kenneth A. Arndt, MD, will become editor of the American Medical Association's Archives of Dermatology on Jan 1, 1984. He will replace Frederick D. Malkinson, MD, of Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, who became editor in 1979.
Arndt is dermatologist-in-chief at Beth Israel...
A patient with an eight-year history of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and recent onset of recurrent psychosis died after acute deterioration of cardiopulmonary status and level of consciousness. Autopsy disclosed massive pulmonary hemorrhage and unsuspected fat emboli in the lungs, kidney,...
Physicians are dedicated to countering death. The new technologies of medicine focus on this end. Therefore, heart transplants, intrauterine surgery, and possible tissue transplants from fetal brains to injured brains are among issues at the frontier of medicine. The focus on finding a cure is...
The caldron boils on how many doctors would be excessive, insufficient, or enough for this society. Immigrant foreign medical graduates in huge numbers (around 21% of total MDs) now populate the clinics and hospitals of the inner cities and rural areas. They are also sprinkled into the so-called...
To the Editor.—
In her recent note, "No One Wants Girls Except..." (1983;249:2305), Dr Press concludes with the hope that, "with some consciousness raising, there will be more people who would gladly welcome female children."
In recent years, I have asked pregnant women, whose conditions I have...
Clinical testing of a novel skin substitute to cover burn wounds is about to enter a new phase. The material was developed in a collaborative project between Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston.
Animal studies are now sufficiently...
Review of esophageal motility tracings performed during a three-year period yielded 112 patients who underwent the test because of chest pain of unclear etiology. Thirteen patients had high-amplitude peristaltic contractions. All 13 patients had pressurelike pain, ten had dysphagia, and six had...
This year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to 81-year-old geneticist Barbara McClintock, PhD, of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Long Island, NY, for her work of more than 30 years ago involving transposable genetic elements, or "jumping genes."
McClintock developed her...
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