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—I wish to address a point of semantics that is of potential importance to general internal medicine residency educators, medical school administrators, and health care administrators who may read the article by McPhee et al1 entitled "Training in a Primary Care Internal Medicine...
—Condoms and their use in prevention of HIV infection are much in the news. Our recent JAMA article recommends the use of condoms as a preventive measure against HIV infection, in concurrence with the Surgeon General's recommendations.1 Our recommendations are based on the...
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—Chinese restaurant syndrome is well described in the medical literature; most symptoms pertaining to this disorder are, however, more of a "headache" than a true threat to life or well-being. In contrast, I would like to report a case of near-catastrophe related to an...
A 28-YEAR-OLD medical resident presented to the allergy clinic with a two-year history of rhinorrhea, sneezing, and nasal obstruction. His symptoms were worse in the fall, and the nasal obstruction persisted intermittently throughout the winter. Four years previously he had moved...
JAMA 1987;258:2491-2500 in the listing of the six clinical categories used to classify congenital rubella cases monitored through the National Congenital Rubella Syndrome Register was in error. The corrected list is published below in its entirety:
CRS CONFIRMED—Defects present and one or more...
The readers of JAMA need no reminder that ours is an era of medical specialization. All of us are aware of the good news that such specialization has brought. None of us, least of all physicians at a research hospital, want to turn the clock back to an era when progress in medical knowledge was...
Patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) provides improved titration of analgesic drugs, thereby minimizing individual pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic differences. Patient-controlled analgesia decreases patient anxiety resulting from delays in receiving pain-relieving medication and from the slow...
THE PRESIDENTIAL Commission on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Epidemic plans to issue a report next month that addresses key issues. In the meantime, it has issued its first report and sent it to the White House. Essentially, this first report is—as the commission puts it—a road map...
IN 1985,I was the primary physician for a young man whose life was ruined by the inappropriate disclosure of a positive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)—antibody test. A physician ordered the test without consent and notified the local health department of the positive result. The health...
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