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IN APRIL 1993, a major new museum will open near the National Mall in Washington, DC, just 400 yards from the Washington Monument.
The museum will not be another grandiose display of nature's wonders or of human achievements. It will be instead a place for remembering and for studying one of...
TWO YEARS ago tomorrow, the United States began sending troops and medical support personnel to Southwest Asia in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.
Since this so-called 100-hour war ended February 28, 1991, the US military has been analyzing what went right and what did not in the land,...
THE VICTORIA DECLARATION is in the wings, awaiting its moment on the world's stage.
Issued during the International Heart Health Conference in Victoria, British Columbia, the declaration is a 44-page series of recommendations for reducing health risks. John W. Farquhar, MD, chair of the...
DEAD MEN may tell no tales, but their bones speak plenty to those who know the language.
When the bones are the remains of victims of state-sponsored murder, those trained in the techniques of forensic archeology, anthropology, and medicine can help them to bear witness against the government's...
"A MIRACLE" brought the Ethiopian Army general who had been on the wrong side of now-overthrown dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam's regime to Washington, DC. After 3 years of "extensive torture" the general had many psychological as well as physical disabilities, the main problem being the hole in...
NUMBERING in the hundreds, at least, are the health care professionals worldwide who are persecuted because of their professional activities or because they peacefully oppose the official policies of their governments. Many have been imprisoned for long periods without trial. Others have been...
To the Editor.
—The article entitled "Insensitivity of Rapid Antigen Detection Methods and Single Blood Agar Plate Culture for Diagnosing Streptococcal Pharyngitis" by Wegner and colleagues,1 while attempting to assist clinicians in management of group A streptococcal infections, unfortunately...
—Drs Kaplan and Amren find it surprising that our data make the point that "the single culture is not good enough, despite more than three decades of experience showing just the opposite."
We have, for 8 years, used two plates, blood agar incubated aerobically (5% to 10% carbon...
To the Editor.
—We report a case of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) arising in a patient with Wegener's granulomatosis previously treated with cyclophosphamide and corticosteroids. To our knowledge, this is the second such case reported in the literature.
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