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To the Editor.—
In a recent commentary, Mr Rhodes1 recommended that statistics should be assembled to determine exactly where the man-made deaths are occurring in the world today. The statistics would focus attention on the guilty parties and allow a first step toward resolution of the...
To the Editor.—
It is fitting for the American Medical Association (AMA) to launch a fund to create a symbol of American medicine to be displayed by the National Park Service. But its choice of the same inappropriate symbol it selected over 100 years ago is disappointing.1
The original symbol...
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The study by Drs Hainer and Lawler1 is an interesting attempt to compare the outcome of patients treated in special care units by two groups of attending physicians: family physicians and general internists. There were essentially no differences in length of stay, readmission...
Investigations that have revealed racial differences in drug response and disposition indicate the need for adequate representation of racial minorities in clinical drug trials. There is concern, however, that there may be a disproportionate use of racial and ethnic minorities in clinical...
The medical community's preoccupation with medical history is based on our continued amazement at the accomplishments of our predecessors, without the diagnostic and therapeutic tools that we believe are indispensable in today's practice of medicine, such as computed tomographic scans, lasers,...
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