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Malison and Waterman (1983;249:496) recently reported on an imported cluster of dengue cases in a family of Caribbean travelers. They did not comment on the difficulty in accurately determining dengue serotype, particularly in persons with a history of previous flavivirus...
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The article by Geffner et al1 stressed the importance of self-monitoring of blood glucose levels and intensified insulin administration in achieving improved glycemic control. However, I wish to take issue with the impression created that multiple insulin injections daily were...
Coronary heart disease (CHD) was examined as a precursor of stroke based on 24 years of biennial examinations, during which time 344 strokes occurred. Routine ECGs, chest roentgenograms, and BP levels were obtained, CHD and cardiac failure status were evaluated at each examination, and risk of...
A patient once said to me, "Everybody thinks they can run a restaurant or write a book." The temptation for the reviewer is to write a book vicariously by unwriting the book under review. If this reviewer were to rewrite this book, the principal changes would be to achieve a better balance,...
In an earlier editorial entitled "Rationing Human Life,"1 we pointed out that many factors complicate judgments about the dispersal of funds from the public wealth for individual patients given heroic treatment to maintain life. We quoted Martin Luther King when he said that quality of life was...
More than 500 liver transplants have been performed in the past 20 years, mostly in the United States, Great Britain, West Germany, and the Netherlands (Lancet 1983;2:778-779). In the next ten years, some experts think that every major center for treatment of liver disease will have access to...
In the article entitled "Spinal Anesthesia," published in the Feb 11 issue of The Journal (1983;249:734-736), the following sentences on page 734 should have been enclosed in quotation marks: "SINCE its introduction by August Bier in 1898, subarachnoid spinal anesthesia has provoked more...
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