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Suicide is not a neglected area in the medical and mental health fields. Even before the 1897 publication of Emile Durkheim's anchoring work on the subject, efforts at preventing suicide were well known. This work of Ronald W. Maris and 44 others, structured around the question of predicting...
To the Editor.
—Ms Lindner's1 overall philosophy about providing consumer medical information is commendable; patients have the right to information. She does not, however, address the problem of financing such services in libraries that do not have grants such as the grant provided by the...
—To compare the cognitive development in Taiwanese children who had been exposed prenatally to high levels of heat-degraded polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) with control children who were exposed to background levels. The disorder was called Yu-Cheng, "oil disease," in Taiwan....
—To determine the source of an international outbreak of shigellosis associated with consumption of food served by a Minnesota-based airline.
—Cohort studies of players and staff of a Minnesota-based professional football team and passengers on flights with a confirmed case...
To the Editor.
—We were confused by the recommendations contained in the Editorial by Oesterling1 concerning the evaluation of older males for prostatic carcinoma.
The article by Johansson et al2 demonstrated a 10-year disease-specific survival rate of 86.8%, with 19 of 223 patients dying of...
COOK COUNTY JAIL in Chicago, Ill, has reintroduced chest x-ray screening of inmates to control the spread of tuberculosis (TB), and this may signal a trend.
In any case, health care authorities at the Chicago correctional facility are recommending that other large jails and prisons, especially...
In eight short chapters Dr Grinnell considers the would-be scientist's development and philosophic tools and seeks to inform his audience about the scientific attitude. He details the maturation from interested undergraduate student to postdoctoral fellow, stressing the growth, transmission, and...
If there are a dozen or more memoirs of breast cancer in print, it is because it is indeed an epidemic. To the list add My Breast: One Woman's Cancer Story. Journalist Joyce Wadler recounts diagnosis, surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy with clarity, candor, and a continuous, irreverent humor....
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