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All of those interested in the problems of aging will welcome the appearance of the second edition of the series The Handbooks of Aging. The other two books in the series cover the biology and psychology of aging. This handbook is specifically designed to complement, but not to duplicate, the...
Ever since Dr Leonard Bailey transplanted the heart of a young baboon into a human newborn with fatal hypoplastic left heart syndrome, there has been great public concern about the ethical issues involved in the highly experimental surgery. Among the many questions asked were: How much was known...
A major aspect of medical education during the clinical years is learning how not to behave.
Late one busy Saturday night during my rotation in the emergency room of a general hospital in San Francisco, while I was an intern, a young woman was brought in who had severed a radial artery in a...
To the Editor.—
In his editorial in the June 28 issue of JAMA, Dr Urban,1 among other comments, dredges up the issue of the inadequacy of five-year survival data despite the fact that there now are numerous articles with ten-year and longer data. The importance of the study2 that he finds...
This book, with 79 chapters written by 102 contributors, has three parts: basic science related to pain, clinical conditions with pain, and therapy. The chapters on basic aspects are all uniformly good, and most are excellent. The discussions are well written, succinct, and substantially...
To the Editor.—
This letter concerns the article by Amy and colleagues1 that appeared in the Jan 11, 1985, issue of The Journal regarding lightning injuries.
In the article, the reliability of a critical observation that would be made by any practitioner involved in the initial evaluation or...
Appearing in this issue of The Journal is the first full scientific report of the "case of Baby Fae"—cardiac xenotransplantation in a neonate. Many emotional editorial comments about this case have appeared in the lay press and in respected scientific publications. Critical editorial commentary...
The Value of Preventive Medicine, edited by David Evered and Julie Whelan (Ciba Foundation Symposium 110, London, April 1984), 258 pp, with illus, $35, London, Pitman Books Ltd, 1985.
These two volumes represent long (Behavioral Health) and short (The Value of Preventive Medicine) versions of...
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