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IS THIS COUNTRY ready to grapple yet again with the ethical quandaries posed by xenogeneic heart transplantation? And is medical science capable of dealing with the numerous responses the human body mounts to such surgery?
Leonard Bailey, MD, the surgeon who performed what is believed to be the...
DESPITE RESULTS FROM one study that questions efficacy, use of the vaccine for immunizing children older than 2 years against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) should continue.
That recommendation comes from a group of experts called together by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While...
A NEW METHOD that uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to monitor, within 30 hours of treatment, the in vivo responses of tumors as small as a pinhead was reported by David F. Ranney, MD, at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology meeting in Washington, DC.
PREGNANCY in women with phynylketonuria (PKU) was rare before the 1980s because the retardation linked with this biochemical defect usually limited opportunities for dating or marriage. Now that early diagnostic testing and dietary measures enable many with the autosomal recessive trait to...
WHEN A TORONTO company had to phase out the clerical job of a severely amnesic woman employee, it decided first to consult the University of Toronto's Unit for Memory Disorders. Company officials hoped that if the woman could be trained for a new job, she might be spared the financial and...
In September 1880, a male infant was born who would enter a hospital more than 106 years later to undergo an elective surgical procedure, his first. Two weeks before he came into our hospital, a small biopsy of a basal cell carcinoma was taken from his face. A century in the sun of southern...
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