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Remarkable changes are occurring as the American Medical Association (AMA) continues to rid itself of its image of a stodgy, ultraconservative defender of the status quo. The recent election of officers and trustees has provided a more balanced representation of actual members (and American...
Cross-sectional relations among blood pressure (BP), aerobic fitness, body fatness, and fat patterning were studied in 216 primarily Hispanic inner-city 5-and 6-year-olds. Fitness was measured with a submaximal treadmill test, and fatness was measured with five skin folds. Diastolic BP was...
To explore the potential usefulness of a strategy of hospital-based pneumococcal immunization, we studied a population-based linked record of hospital discharges for Medicare enrollees living in the Shenandoah region of Virginia. A retrospective study of 1633 persons discharged with pneumonia in...
Gastrointestinal and Oesophageal Pathology,
edited by R. Whitehead, 850 pp, with illus, $189, ISBN 0-43-0-3589-X, New York, NY, Churchill Livingstone, 1989.
These are two contrasting books on gastrointestinal pathology that have completely different approaches to the subjects, and both have...
One approaches the review of any book whose title starts with "Modern," "Current," or "Recent Advances" with grave misgivings. It is inevitable that, with the arrival of the monthly avalanche of journals, an increasing percentage of any such book will turn out to be a summary of past practices...
The importance of Streptococcus pneumoniae as the leading cause of pneumonia requiring hospitalization and a major cause of death among the elderly and other high-risk populations is well documented.1,2 For the past 12 years, the availability of pneumococcal vaccine has provided an opportunity...
To the Editor.—
Kaufman et al1 reported the coefficient of variation of cholesterol on the Reflotron analyzers as being 13.3%. These results differ from those reported in the literature, including references cited by the authors of the JAMA study. The tabulation below presents the results of...
New things sometimes have a "me too" appearance. In the work Medical Screening and the Employee Health Cost Crisis we have a "me again" approach. Professor Rothstein, an attorney, states in his preface that this book was written as a sequel to the 1984 book Medical Screening of Workers and that...
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