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One of the unusual features of Surgical Neurology, the journal founded by Paul Bucy in 1973, has been the periodic appearance of biographical sketches of those "who contributed materially to neurological surgery and its progressive development." Most have been written by pupils or associates of...
In recent years approximately 7% of liveborn infants in the United States weighed less than 2,500 g (low birth weight) and slightly more than 1% weighed less than 1,500 g (very low birth weight). These percentages translate to roughly a quarter million low-birth weight infants per year and...
To the Editor.—
The recent emphasis on the operating characteristics of the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) human T-cell lymphotropic virus type III (HTLV-III) antibody test1-3 and its role as a screening mechanism for the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) presents us with a...
We are what we eat—and whether we get cancer may depend on what we eat. That is the message of this book.
A brief review of the epidemiology of cancer and carcinogenesis is followed by a detailed report on what is known about the relationships between consumption of the various constituents of...
To the Editor.—
Seroconversion for antibody to human T-cell lymphotropic virus type III (HTLV-III) in hemophiliacs began shortly after the beginning of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic among homesexual men and intravenous drug users (1979-1980). The first case of...
In a large prospective study, we investigated predictors of moderately low (1,501 to 2,500 g) and very low (<1,501 g) birth weight. Maternal age, height, and socioeconomic status, related to moderately low birth weight on univariate analysis, were not on multivariate analysis significant...
Health Fraud Alleged:
Last year, FDA personnel began undercover surveillance of exhibitors at a "Health Horizon Positive Living Expo" held at a Washington, DC, hotel. On May 16, the FDA's Fraud Branch sent regulatory letters to 13 of those exhibitors citing them for misbranding, false and...
A longitudinal investigation was conducted from 1977 to 1984 on 178 families in which one or more of the children had insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Of 351 nondiabetic sibs followed up for an average of 54 months, ten have, thus far, become diabetic. Eight sibs were HLA identical to their...
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