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We appreciate Dr Meshberger's1 article and would like to extend his suggestion that Michelangelo's Creation of Adam portrays God giving intellect to Adam. Most art historians, as well as Dr Meshberger, identify Eve as the figure held in God's left arm, probably because the face...
Several years ago, without warning, William Styron lost a friend. The friend abandoned him "not gradually and reluctantly, as a true friend might, but like a shot—and I was left high and certainly dry."
Dry indeed. The friend was alcohol. For 40 years, Styron had (his word) "abused" alcohol....
The smoking of crystal methamphetamine, or "ice," is a growing drug abuse problem in the United States. The toxic effects of methamphetamine smoking have not been well described. We describe two patients with cardiovascular toxic effects associated with the smoking of crystal methamphetamine. In...
While there is no dearth of new books on suicide, the present volume is outstanding as a textbook for its rigor and comprehensiveness. As a health care issue, suicide remains, along with other behaviorally based health care issues, largely unaltered by the remarkable advances in the area of...
In our comparison of measures of excess chronic disease mortality in the United States, we used age-specific mortality rates for each state (including the 50 states and Washington, DC) in 1986 (calculated from deaths and intercensal population estimates, both for 1986). We...
This book is a collection of 20 essays by contemporary historians and sociologists designed to provide an overview of the available literature dealing with the health experiences of women in America. It was conceived to be a single source to which historians and other scholars could turn for a...
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In his answer to a Texas physician about the "preoperative evaluation of a young woman with an acute abdomen," Dr Cromer1 suggests that minimal laboratory evaluation should include several judiciously selected, reasonable diagnostic tests. He then goes on to suggest, "If the...
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