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Dr Smally raises two questions: the first, whether hospital employment predisposes to HTLV infection, perhaps by contact with contaminated hospital paraphernalia, patient contact, or other means, cannot be definitively answered. Our survey of laboratory workers who were intensively...
IN THE decade of the 1960s a coalescence of social, technological, and economic forces provided the impetus for a fundamental and ongoing transformation of the relationship between physicians and hospitals. As the modern practice of medicine became more and more technology intensive, growing...
This revised and updated book is an attempt to compare the health services provision enterprise in the United States with that of Sweden, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, and the People's Republic of China. These four countries were selected because they have in common concepts and serious...
As a pediatric surgeon, I have special reason to be moved by appeals for organs to transplant to small children. The President has asked me to help in a number of cases, and I have done my best to respond. Like many others, however, I know that individual appeals, particularly through the...
To the Editor.—
In describing a working hypothesis, Klatzman of the French acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) working group states that it probably takes multiple attacks by a retrovirus to devastate the immune system.1 This implies that the actual AIDS infections (retroviral or other)...
We read with interest the comments of Drs Bargmann and Wolfe concerning our article entitled "Long-term Diazepam Therapy and Clinical Outcome." We would like to respond to a couple of the points raised in this letter.
As Drs Bargmann and Wolfe note, none of the 14 patients who...
Dr Rinsler has raised an important point about the difference in reduction and avoidance of disease and the promotion of health as he globally defines it. However, we believe that the first step toward good health promotion is education in the avoidance of risk factors for disease....
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In his article on distinguishing useful from useless therapy for patients with low-back pain (LBP), Deyo1 suggested that such pain occurs in almost 80% of adults at some point in their lives.
It was not until he almost completed his article that he made reference to how...
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