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We are pleased that our article has stimulated correspondence. A major purpose of the conference, and the article, was to arouse interest in the problems of adapting medical education for the future. The readers should remember that the subtitle of the article is "Thoughts on...
Phenytoin and dexamethasone are administered prophylactically in combination to prevent potential central nervous system complications seen in patients with head trauma and metastatic brain disease. Two different types of drug interactions have been reported to occur between phenytoin and...
Neither the definition nor the development of "policy" is clearly understood by many people. John Alexander McMahon, president of the American Hospital Association, was once asked what constituted policy. His response: "anything that's important." Campion's grasp of the critical elements and the...
For William Osler,1 Daniel Drake was a unique figure in American medicine and the founder of nearly everything that is old and good in Cincinnati. Certainly he is one of the most fascinating individuals in medical history. Of particular interest is his abiding concern with education and the...
The panel thanks Drs Taelman and Muylle for their comments on apheresis in the treatment of overwhelming loiasis and P falciparum malaria. As may be realized, these are diseases not normally encountered in North America, where, with few exceptions, our main attention was directed....
Health care workers are caring for an increasing number of persons infected with human T-cell lymphotropic virus type III (HTLV-III), the primary etiologic agent of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). We studied 361 health care and clinical laboratory personnel from institutions in...
Communicating well with patients can be a challenging affair. Patients often appeal to their physicians "to talk in layman's terms." This idea, reasonable on the surface, can actually be part of the problem that prevents their clear understanding of their conditions.
I would submit that...
To the Editor.—
In the editorial note to the article "Lead Poisoning—Associated Death From Asian Indian Folk Remedies—Florida,"1 there were listed a number of potential sources of lead poisoning in children that should be investigated. Two important sources that you omitted were soil and dust....
There appears perhaps once every decade a medical textbook of the high quality represented by DeMeester and Skinner's edited collection of papers from the 1983 International Symposium on Esophageal Disorders. This compendium of diagnosis and management of esophageal disease addresses...
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