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It was reported by Caldwell and colleagues1 that participants in military maneuvers during a 1957 nuclear test "Smoky" had an unusually high incidence of leukemia. The significance and implications of this report have been presumably diminished by a more recent follow-up study2...
The licensure of rubella vaccines in the United States in 1969 offered the opportunity to prevent the devastating consequences of congenital rubella infection, including miscarriages, therapeutic abortions, and ital rubella syndrome (CRS), with its average lifetime cost of more than $220,000 per...
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Robert A. Kyle, MD, and Marc A. Shampo, PhD,1 published a note on William Pitcairn, English physician and botanist, with an illustration of a British Virgin Islands stamp showing Pitcairnia angustifolia. I would like to add that William Pitcairn is probably best known to doctors...
In our discussion of a 76-year-old patient with chondrocalcinosis and hyperparathyroidism, we mentioned that the patient did not undergo neck exploration. The statement does not represent our recommendation for the management of elderly patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. We...
Small doses of iron (5 to 20 mg) were used to study absorption in normal and mildly iron-deficient men. Plasma iron concentration was measured before and at frequent intervals after ingestion of iron. Men with normal iron stores showed little change in plasma iron levels, while mildly...
This is an autobiographical novel about a young man who spent the greater part of his latency and adolescent periods at Bruno Bettelheim's Orthogenic School in Chicago. He apparently was identified as having the "mind of a murderer" at age 8 years, and the novel depicts his conflicts, fantasies,...
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The literature on physician suicide in the United States was reviewed to determine whether suicide is a special occupational hazard for physicians. Although several early studies suggested that the suicide rate in physicians was significantly higher than that of the general...
Renee Richards was born a male, Richard Raskind, and underwent a sex change operation at the age of 40 years. By that time she had become a successful ophthalmic surgeon, married, fathered a child, and divorced. Second Serve is her view of her life.
The book focuses on her desire to become and...
Analysis of US Natality Statistics using a bivariate (birth weight-gestational age) approach shows that trends among term-low-birth-weight infants (≤2,500 g; ≥37 weeks, term low birth weight) and preterm-low-birth-weight infants (≤2,500 g; <37 weeks, preterm low birth weight) have different...
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