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In a volume that will likely become a classic, Dr Beverley Raphael has written definitively on the topic of bereavement. Her writing reflects not only a superb knowledge of the subject, but also a thoughtfully compassionate manner showing the wisdom of an experienced clinician.
One is impressed...
In regard to Lawrence K. Altman's interesting speculation and question, we have not done the alternative study, namely, to determine how frequently the diagnosis of myocardial infarction is made but not confirmed by autopsy. In autopsied cases, records can be retrieved only by use of...
To the Editor.—
Reports on the declining autopsy rates and failure to diagnose myocardial infarctions may have even greater implications beyond those stated in the Sept 2 issue of The Journal.
The decline in autopsies began in 1965.1 The decline in cardiovascular mortality began in 1968.2 The...
An error occurred in the LETTERS section of the Feb 17, 1984, issue of The Journal (1984;251:891-892). The authors of the letter to the editor entitled "Huntington's Chorea and Reality Orientation" should have been given as R. R. Hutzell, PhD, and Patrick Konewko, MA.
Data on all identified food-related asphyxiations of infants and children aged 0 to 9 years in 41 states from 1979 to 1981 were analyzed by type of food and age of child. Nationally, one death occurred approximately every five days. More than 90% occurred in infants and children younger than 5...
Pulsatile growth hormone (GH) secretion was assessed in a subgroup of short children to determine whether they had GH secretory abnormalities, and these results were compared with those of normal and GH-deficient children. This subgroup of children was defined as having GH neurosecretory...
To the Editor.—
The article written by Zarling and associates entitled "Failure to Diagnose Acute Myocardial Infarction" discussed the specialty of the responsible physician with respect to missing the diagnosis. They state that "among the non-internal medicine specialists, the diagnostic...
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