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Owing to the constancy with which hemolytic streptococci of one kind or another have been found associated with scarlet fever, they have long been considered as a possible cause of the disease. Attempts to prove their causal relation have encountered many obstacles, chief of which has been the...
A patient with the acquired immune deficiency syndrome experienced pancytopenia during the course of his illness. At the time of maximum depression of the blood cell counts, the hematocrit value was 21%; the WBC count, 1,000/cu mm; and the platelet count, 27,000/cu mm. Lymphopenia was persistent...
In a recent article on the new prenatal diagnostic technique of chorionic villi sampling (JAMA [MEDICAL NEWS] 1983;250:1249-1250), the contribution of ultrasonographer Alan Cadkin, MD, was inadvertently omitted. The six women with at-risk pregnancies underwent the procedure at Dr Cadkin's...
In the BOOKS section in the review of Under the Influence: A History of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Anaesthesia, published in the July 15 issue of The Journal (1983;250:414), the name of Sir Humphry Davy was misspelled.
By 1893 the American medical profession resembled the little girl in the nursery rhyme who, when good, was very very good, but "when she was bad she was horrid." American physicians might be among the best or among the worst in the world. According to one author, some might be "easily placed...
To the Editor.—
The suggestion that propranolol hydrochloride would be useful in preventing recurrent variceal hemorrhage has been supported by several control trials.1-3 In addition, Lebrec et al4 and Maringhini et al5 have reported that patients receiving propranolol for prophylaxis of...
As the work of the principal authors and 23 other leading authorities, this book is a landmark in the field. Of the 44 chapters, the senior author, Dr Niedermeyer, who is electroencephalographer-in-chief at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, wrote a third himself. Together with such standard...
John Naisbitt, in his book Megatrends, points out that in an information society, into which we are growing from an industrial society, "the game is people interacting with people.... This is one basic reason why we are bound to continue to be a litigious intensive society.... The bad news is...
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