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—Teens and preteens somehow get the idea that smoking makes one sexy, athletic, cool, or macho. The tobacco industry says these ideas come from their peers. No one asks where these peers—other kids—get these ideas. Yet, about the only place in our society where these silly images...
In his introduction Brown states, "... my object is to review our changing understanding of hypnosis and its clinical use in hypnotherapy in the light of our new knowledge of human behavior and brain function." He achieves his objective brilliantly in a comprehensive and scholarly fashion.
—Mr Sceppa raises an important dilemma in implementation of institutional smoking policies. In hospitals, restrictions are designed to protect the health of the majority of patients, employees, and visitors who do not smoke. They are not intended, as Sceppa implies, to replace...
MEMBERS of the Asia-Pacific Association for the Control of Tobacco (APACT) are calling on President George Bush "to stop dumping cigarettes on Asian nations."
At a recent Eighth World Conference on Tobacco OR Health press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, representatives of APACT strongly...
MANY college students who contemplate a medical career volunteer for hospital work in order to have hospital experience and something to cite on their medical school applications. In the past, students were often given menial tasks that gave them neither experience nor understanding about what a...
Staphylococcus aureus and group A Streptococcus pyogenes produce toxic shock syndrome characterized by hypotension and multisystem organ failure. While conventional therapy has consisted of antibiotics and intensive supportive care, some experimental evidence suggests that immunoglobulins...
To the Editor.
—I found the article by Joseph and O'Neil1 to be an excellent account of how well hospital smoke-free policies may be implemented. However, I found the ethical implications of the article to be disturbing.
Because hospitals' no-smoking policies are medically appropriate does not...
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