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To the Editor.
—It was reassuring to see in Dr Rennie's long review of "The Cantekin Affair"1 the statement that editors "make great efforts to judge manuscripts on the quality of research rather than the status of the researcher." It is surely a fundamental principle that authority is...
Forty-two contributors have replaced Dripps, Eckenhoff, and Vandam, who authored the first seven editions of this well-known and popular text. It is no accident that the new editors are both faculty members at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and steeped in its teaching traditions...
Violence, according to one dictionary, is defined as "(1) exertion of any physical force so as to injure or abuse, (2) injury by or as if by distortion, infringement, or profanation, (3) intense, turbulent and often destructive action, or force." In his book Powershift Alvin Toffler identifies...
—Drs Gates and Klein accuse me of "emphasizing the sensational and personal aspects rather than the science of the dispute." They ignore the obvious fact that our readers require explanation as to why we are taking the exceptional step of publishing a reanalysis of the trial data and...
GOING WHERE apparently no epidemiologists have ever gone before, a team from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Ga, has taken the public health approach to the most extreme outbreak in the ongoing epidemic of urban violence.
Seven investigators descended on Los Angeles, Calif, as...
—To determine the prevalence of handgun ownership among urban high school youth and investigate associations with socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and deviant behaviors.
—Survey of half of the Seattle, Wash, public high schools, which enroll 50% of the school district's...
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