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—The article by Drs Landrigan and Baker1 prompted me to review the causes of death in my patients who have been exposed to asbestos. There were some 265 patients known to have had such exposure. The occupation of these individuals included insulators, refinery workers,...
—On behalf of the over 60 collaborators in The Rational Clinical Examination enterprise, I thank our correspondents for their letters, for they will show us how to improve the series.
Dr Scheller echoes our call for the widespread adoption of the rational clinical examination, but...
SPECIAL situations that can lead to cardiopulmonary arrest require rescuers to change their approach to resuscitation. Such situations include cardiac arrest associated with stroke, hypothermia, near-drowning, trauma, electric shock and lightning strike, and pregnancy. Emergency personnel should...
—An error occurred in one of the signatures in the Letter entitled "The Duty to Attend Upon the Sick" published in the March 18, 1992, issue of THE Journal (1992;267:1467-1469). The signature for the first letter on page 1468 should have read Pascal James Imperato, MD (not James Pascal Imperato,...
CARDIOPULMONARY resuscitation (CPR) and life support in the pediatric age group should ideally be part of a communitywide effort that integrates education in injury prevention, pediatric basic life support (BLS), easy access to an emergency medical services (EMS) system sensitive to and prepared...
—Concerning Dr Devitt's patient with a history and physical examination strongly suggesting deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, both of us (as well as the chief of one of our hospital's thromboembolism service) would have started heparin "on spec" at the conclusion of our...
To the Editor.
—In the May 20th issue of JAMA, the word majuscular appears on page 2650.1 Do you know what the author means by this reference to a printing term implying a capital? Is it a slang term in his circle? Does it have meaning? Do the readers of the JAMA deserve this word?
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