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I agree strongly with the comments of Drs Forrow, Arnold, and Cassel and Ms Blank. There are major deficiencies in graduate medical training programs regarding ethical dimensions of clinical care, and the residency training period would be the best time to have an impact on...
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Antihistamines are the major components of most over-the-counter preparations promoted as daytime sedatives and sleep aids.1 Self-medication with these preparations is common, although tolerance develops quickly.1 Diphenhydramine hydrochloride, a histamine antagonist with both...
PNEUMOCEPHALUS has been noted in a variety of medical and surgical conditions. The most common etiology is accidental and iatrogenic craniofacial trauma, with an incidence of 74.9% in an extensive review of 295 cases by Markham.1 Other causes include neoplasm (osteomas,2 epidermoid tumors,3 and...
We agree with Drs Elliott and Day and Dr La Puma that DNR orders mean that only cardiopulmonary resuscitation should be withheld. The hospitals in our study all based their practices on this definition. Like many forms of treatment, cardiopulmonary resuscitation might be accepted or...
French's Index of Differential Diagnosis is a title long familiar to me, but I had never used it or even perused a copy. The book originated with Dr French in 1912, and Dr Dudley Hart edits this 12th edition of the classic London-based text. Basically, in the preface of the first edition, Dr...
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The public's desire to achieve a tan is reflected in the proliferation of commercial tanning salons. For example, in the 1980 Boston Yellow Pages there were no listings for tanning salons. By 1983, there were 24 such listings, and by 1985 there were 58. In its 1985 Yellow Pages...
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