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"That woman—she never leaves me alone," I mutter to my friend as we dash to the cafeteria. "Every lab value. Every pulmonary treatment. Every IV. Every insulin injection. Every bowel movement...." My buddy nods knowingly. All of the interns have served time with Mrs Davis, Christy's mother.
SCIENCE IS much the same the world over and scientists always have been dependent on each other's work—facts that are only beginning to reach the general consciousness as a result of recent technological advances. Joshua Lederberg, PhD, president of Rockefeller University, New York City, a...
IN THIS issue of The Journal, E. Haavi Morreim1 presents her view of how physician self-referrals can best be controlled and argues that legislative prohibitions are not necessary.1 Although I was pleased to note that Dr Morreim parted company from the American Medical Association (AMA) position...
THE HUMAN GENOME mapping and sequencing project is perhaps the prime example of an international project in medicine today (JAMA. 1988;260:2477).
The project director, Nobelist James D. Watson, PhD, noted at the bicentennial conference (see accompanying article) that it may be possible to bring...
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity, disability, and death among patients with type II (non—insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus. Moreover, hyperlipidemia is also common among these patients. Despite this, there are virtually no data regarding the level of awareness and...
Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus is a common disorder with at least 100 000 new cases identified worldwide each year. Fifteen to 20 years later, approximately half of these patients will have developed the devastating microangiopathic complications of the disease despite reasonable control of...
Tanning for cosmetic purposes by sunbathing or by using artificial tanning devices is widespread. The hazards associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation are of concern to the medical profession. Depending on the amount and form of the radiation, as well as on the skin type of the...
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