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Report of a Case.—A 65-year-old woman, taking daily antihypertensive drugs—propranolol hydrochloride (280 mg), hydralazine (125 mg), and hydrochlorothiazide (50 mg)—for two years, with average BP readings of 140/90 mm Hg, was stung by an insect. Although she had previously been...
The seventh edition of Willson, Carrington, and Ledger's Obstetrics and Gynecology maintains its excellence, particularly in general obstetrics.
Comments on ultrasound have been inserted, and hopefully in the 8th edition will be appropriately placed before roentgenographic studies. The section...
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The article entitled "Dietary Salt Intake and Blood Pressure" has one major shortcoming— the dietary survey is unreliable.
Critical questions concerning cheese, cottage cheese, sauerkraut, canned fruits, frozen vegetables, and, most importantly, restaurant eating were not asked....
Medicine apparently did Dickinson College a favor more than 200 years ago. Now, Dickinson's president in a sense may be able to repay that favor through an unofficial "National Advisory Council on Premedical Education" that the college will support initially.
The council will first meet on the...
I agree with most of the points in Dr Kaplan's excellent letter. Indeed, he does a better job of making the key points than I did in my editorial. I especially like his modification of my Figure of the saturation effect and will use it in future presentations.
My only point of...
This 672-page volume written by a single author contains 26 chapters in seven parts and three appendices. Part 1 deals with basic anatomy and physiology of the neuromuscular system and basics of electrodiagnosis, including recording apparatus. The next three parts contain nerve conduction...
Hyperthermia, edited by Haim I. Bicher and Duane F. Bruley (Adv Exp Med Biol, vol 157, meeting, Detroit, August 1981), 192 pp, with illus, $35, New York, Plenum Press, 1982.
Hyperthermia and Cancer Therapy is a collection of chapters on various aspects of hyperthermia research. This book is...
In the normal menstrual cycle, the functional integrity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis requires the pulsatile secretion of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) from the hypothalamus. This hypothalamic hormone, also known as luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone, stimulates pituitary...
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Chevalier Jackson1 wrote the first article on the inhalation of foreign bodies in 1905, and, since that time, an astounding array of objects have been extracted from the respiratory tract. These objects have included food particles, safety pins (both open and closed), buttons,...
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