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This brand new textbook attempts to cover the entire field of adrenal gland diseases, including basic steroid biochemistry and physiology, in about 500 pages.
In the book's introduction, the author, C. R. Kannan, explains that his main goal is to review vast amounts of adrenal literature and...
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The information provided by these correspondents is pertinent and deserves emphasis. Dr Lettau notes the added risk that enterically transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis poses for pregnant women, particularly during their third trimester, and the lack of protection offered by...
Recent studies have demonstrated that the number of times a hospital or surgeon performs certain procedures annually has an inverse relationship with in-hospital mortality rates for patients undergoing the procedures. This study uses an improved measure of physician volume to test the combined...
An error occurred in the Original Contribution entitled "Risk of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission From Heterosexual Adults With Transfusion-Associated Infections," published in the January 1, 1988, issue of The Journal (1988;259:55-58). On page 56, the column labeled "Seronegative...
READERS WILL see a new heading in this week's Medical News & Perspectives section—From the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. This is the first report of its kind in JAMA from this small but influential office, some functions of which are explained in the editorial on page 550.
Legislative policy-making in complex modern societies inevitably requires reliable, expert, and unbiased scientific and technological information. To provide such information on current issues and to foresee future problems, the US Congress, in 1972, established a support agency, the...
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I enjoyed the excellent article by Drs Barry and Bia1 entitled "Pregnancy and Travel," but as a hyperbaricist and scuba diving instructor/ trainer, I am concerned about their discussion on pregnancy and scuba diving. Their statement that "scuba diving to depths greater than 18 m...
Andreasen's text represents a serious attempt to inform psychiatrists about brain imaging: its technical basis, research findings, and possible clinical applications. We live at a time in which noninvasive tomographic techniques are still in their infancy; however, just as the invention of the...
The people who run amateur boxing seem to be genuinely concerned with the safety of the sport, and there is no doubt that it is well regulated. However, most amateur boxers themselves, at the Olympic level anyway, do not seem to see amateur boxing as an end in itself but rather as a...
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