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Recent use of lasers to vaporize plaque in coronary and femoral arteries of living humans suggests that the 1980s will be a developmental decade for laser revascularization as the 1970s were for percutaneous balloon angioplasty.
After the pioneer work 20 years ago, balloon angioplasty evolved...
Starting in the 1960s, investigators began to note several biologic characteristics associated with suicidal behavior: high excretion of 17-hydroxycorticosteroids in urine, low monoamine oxidase (MAO) activity in blood platelets, blunted thyroid stimulating hormone response to thyroid releasing...
Poor patient selection, inadequate follow-up, and premature reporting of results are among the factors that may obfuscate the meaning of many clinical trials in cancer medicine, according to several participants in the Sixth Annual Bristol-Myers Symposium on Cancer Research, held this year in...
Subspecialists view problems in unique and different ways Depending on their training and the "truth" their field arrays: With practice one can recognize this hallmark mental loop— "See" a problem-view homunculus in each physician group.
The views are very different, and they must be kept in...
It was near the end of the senior year in medical school. Everything in the way of clinic and classroom work seemed anticlimactic. It was no surprise to me to find all five of my classmates absent from surgical rounds late one Friday afternoon. At the appointed hour of 4 PM, two distinguished...
Mr Zeitlin's series of pessimistic reports emphasize a point that we made in our COMMENTARY. Physicians frequently express little enthusiasm for preventive services and are easily discouraged when overwhelming success is not immediately achieved. This expression contrasts greatly...
To the Editor.—
I certainly agree with Drs Dismuke and Miller that physicians should share the secrets of good health.1 However, I think they seriously underestimated physicians' practice in that regard.
We conducted a randomized survey of our membership a while back and found that 90% of the...
To the Editor.—
I enthusiastically welcomed the recent cogent commentaries of Mann1 and others2 addressing the escalating urgency for heightened physician awareness of the burgeoning health problems of the traveler. I have joined others in decrying the continuing lack of emphasis on or exposure...
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