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To the Editor.—
I strenuously object to the unwarranted slur upon the Harvard Medical School and the many physicians associated with it in the essay entitled "The Harvard Way."1 It's hard to believe a responsible journal would publish material of this sort, specifically identifying and...
The relationship of white blood cell count (WBC) to fatal and nonfatal coronary heart disease (CHD) incidence and all-cause and cancer mortality was assessed in a subset of participants in the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial (MRFIT). For this group of 6,222 middle aged men, total WBC...
Dr Steinberg's letter raises two interesting questions. The first is whether α-thalassemia protects blacks with sickle cell trait from high-altitude splenic syndromes. Approximately 30% of blacks with sickle cell trait also have α-thalassemia. These individuals have a lower...
The management of disordered immunoglobulin metabolism is generally difficult. Features of diagnosis and evaluation have slowly accumulated through years of observation. Crystalline inclusions may be seen in patients with a protracted course of myeloma, and their presence indicates that the...
According to this book, the scientific literature contains more than 9,000 studies on cannabis. The authors give at least passing reference to 300 of them, selected because they were "notable or quotable" and "not necessarily the best studies from the scientific standpoint."
The book also...
An error occurred in the OBITUARIES published in the Nov 23/30 issue of The Journal (1984;252:2901). On page 2901, Lucille W. Richardson, of Pinebluff, NC; graduate of the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1943, should not have been included in the listing.
IN SEPTEMBER 1982, the Senate Select Committee on Aging reported on a year-long investigation of problems related to the purchase and use of pacemakers under Medicare coverage.1 Questions were raised about device performance, application of warranty provisions, cost of pacemaker therapy, and...
To the Editor.—
As the initial developers of the single-photon absorptiometry (SPA) method for bone mineral assessment,1 the chief proponents of the method over the past 20 years,2 and the originators of instrumentation for its clinical implementation,3 we have been alarmed to learn of recent...
To the Editor.—
A possible explanation of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in heterosexual males that I have not seen discussed is suggested by the data reported (among other places) in the June 21 issue of The Journal.1 Since there is no evidence reported that the female...
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