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To the Editor.
—The article on peer review organization methods by Rubin et al1 was interesting and its results conform to my empiric observation and bias.
It is also my bias that the detection of quality problems on the part of physicians is probably not of value. It is my opinion that most...
—An error occurred in the Clinical Investigation entitled "Effects of Ranitidine on Blood Alcohol Levels After Ethanol Ingestion: Comparison With Other H2-Receptor Antagonists," published in the January 1, 1992, issue of THE Journal (1992;267: 83-86). In Table 1 on page 85, the correct unit for...
—To compare two clinical strategies for the management of small abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) less than 5 cm in diameter: early surgery (repair small AAAs when diagnosed) and watchful waiting (measure AAA size every 6 months and repair when the diameter reaches 5 cm).
—To determine whether there is an association between mortality and hospital acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) experience for all AIDS-related diagnoses, and to determine whether the association is explained by differences in severity of illness, earlier discharge of...
—The arguments formulated by Dr Domen are difficult to follow. In his previous letter1 he mentions historical cases of rheumatoid arthritis, one found in an Egyptian mummy from the Fifth Dynasty (2750 to 2625 BC) and the probable case of Emperor Constantine IX (c 980 to 1055 AD). Now...
A PANEL discussion on the safety of genetically engineered food products served as an "antipasto" for the American Medical Association's (AMA's) 11th annual Science Reporters Conference in Marina Del Rey, Calif. The opening discussion, which was sponsored by the National Association of Physician...
To the Editor.
—I would like to correct a comment made in the February 19,1992, cover story. Dr Southgate1 stated that the Brooklyn Bridge "was also the first suspension bridge in history to use steel wire for cables and steel for the structure suspended from the cables."
The Roebling Bridge,...
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