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INFLUENZA VACCINATION is a lot like Presidential elections: no sooner does the victor take office than plans are being made for the next campaign. So it is that public health officials from the United States and elsewhere must decide this month on the fall 1987 and winter 1988 version of the...
PRESSURE ULCERS, the scourge of immobilized patients, can usually be prevented. That is the view of many physicians who attended the first national symposium on the subject recently. These include a University of Chicago dermatologist, who notes that up to 7% of hospitalized patients have...
To the Editor.—
The authors from The Hastings Center1 put great emphasis on individual freedom, but ignore the public's right to be protected from the consequences of communicable disease.
They would limit screening for the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) because "even such an...
Dr Alvig has misread our article. But his letter demonstrates how anxiety about AIDS can foster illusions that coercive public health measures can halt the spread of HIV infection.
At the outset of our article, we acknowledged the gravity of the public health crisis posed by AIDS, a...
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