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FOR MANY patients, reaching out and touching their physicians by telephone is a convenience. For many physicians, telephone calls are at best a bother and at worst a liability.
But they are also a fact of life for many clinicians. It has been estimated that pediatricians, for example, spend 27%...
Death came as no surprise to Mary. She lay in her bed and sang. The third floor of the deteriorating Indian Hospital rang with her voice.
She was very old. When Mary had been born, the Battle of Wounded Knee was still news, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs' policy encouraged the sale of...
To the Editor.—
In counseling patients at the International Travelers' Clinic of the Medical College of Wisconsin, we have noted discrepancies cited by travelers between officially published immunization requirements and the requirements stated by representatives of foreign embassies or...
"One may reasonably expect that at some time or other the conscience of the community will awake and admonish it that the poor man has just as much right to help for his mind as he now has for the surgeon's means for saving his life." (Freud S. Lines of Ad-vance in Psychoanalytic Therapy....
The authorship of medical articles is under scrutiny as never before. Fraudulent work appears, then may enjoy citation in the literature long after retraction.1 In academia, most appointment and promotion committees tally the number of publications of a candidate, a recent proposal for some...
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Blum and colleagues1 report a strong relationship between an allele of the dopamine D2 receptor and alcoholism. After controlling for the confounding effects of race and sex (matching and statistical control), a contingency table basic to their conclusion was constructed. Of 35...
The Air Force Health Study is a 20-year comprehensive assessment of the health of Air Force veterans of Operation Ranch Hand, the unit responsible for aerial spraying of herbicides in Vietnam. The study compares the health and noncombat mortality of Ranch Hand veterans with a comparison group of...
Two errors occurred in the Special Communication entitled "Cancer Risk Among Children of Atomic Bomb Survivors: A Review of RERF Epidemiologic Studies," published in the August 1 issue of The Journal (1990;264:596-600). On page 597 in the first paragraph of column 1, the sentence in lines 11...
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