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To the Editor.—
In the first paragraph of his letter to the editor entitled "Preventing the Impending Doctor Glut," Dr Louria1 advanced three statements that called for comments. First, he stated that "the problem of physician maldistribution will be virtually solved within the next few years"...
Anyone who has ever felt the grip of motion sickness—whether on land, at sea, or in the air—has likely wondered, "Why me?".
The answer lies in the fact that some persons are more susceptible than others, says Randall Lee Kohl, PhD, staff scientist at Universities Space Research Association,...
To the Editor.—
In response to the QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS article entitled "Cerebrovascular Arteriovenous Malformations and Laser Surgery,"1I would like to comment on some of the statements made by the consultants.
Dr Mullan's statement in referring to lasers—"but since all are relatively...
A strong trend prevails to move most minor cutaneous surgery off the hospital inpatient service, away from the overcrowded operating room schedule, and into the outpatient clinic, where the same quality of care can be maintained at a vastly lower cost. These expert contributors, both plastic...
SURGERY, radiation, and chemotherapy have all been individually demonstrated to be effective anticancer treatments under various circumstances, but surgery and radiation therapy remain the major treatment methods for the local control of most solid neoplasms. Because local treatment failure is...
Dr Sandor A. Friedman has edited a comprehensive general text on vascular diseases that are frequently seen by the general internist and surgeon. The goal of the book, as is stated in the introduction, is to review the management of major circulatory diseases and to summarize some of the newer...
To the Editor.—
A man in his late 60s awakened with severe headache and chest pain. He saw his physician, and an ECG was done, which was read as normal. The physician then asked him to take off his shirt to listen to his chest. To the physician's amazement, there was a nitroglycerin disk stuck...
To determine the efficacy of rifampin prophylaxis in eradication of oropharyngeal carriage of Hemophilus influenzae type b and prevention of secondary H influenzae type b disease, we conducted a multicenter placebo-controlled trial among selected persons with invasive H influenzae type b...
Although it is over 15 years since I left Vietnam, the memory of one of my Vietnamese patients continues to haunt me. I was one of the physicians who, under the auspices of the American Medical Association, volunteered for two months' medical service to Vietnamese civilians.
Claymore Clara was a...
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