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THE MILITARY—if circumstances call for unusual treatment or protection of US troops—might order use of a clearly safe and potentially efficacious investigational drug or device, a congressional committee says. But, it adds, "under no circumstances should the Department of Defense fail to inform...
IN A RECENT report,1 the American Board of Family Practice and American Board of Internal Medicine indicated a willingness to embark on a cooperative and collaborative approach to the training of future generalists caring for adult patients. The promotion of new ways to train generalist...
To the Editor.
—I write in response to the comments by Dr Eddy.1 Dr Eddy includes in his category of "uncertain waste" of medical resources "screening for prostate cancer with prostate specific-antigen [PSA] in men older than 50 years... and surgery for early-stage prostate cancer."
In men with...
—To evaluate the functional and health status implications of prescribing zalcitabine or zidovudine for initial therapy of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
—A substudy of a randomized controlled trial.
—Private and public clinics and referral centers....
This is the first major publication by Mark Plotkin, a talented scientist who is also a gifted storyteller. He has made numerous, extensive trips into the rain forests of South America over the past two decades in a quest to uncover important elements of the native knowledge of pharmacology and...
—In the Original Contribution entitled "Thyroid Disease Among Atomic Bomb Survivors in Nagasaki," published in the August 3,1994, issue of THE JOURNAL (1994;272:364-370), errors occurred in two equations. On page 365, in the equation in the second column, both parenthetical expressions of body...
—Dr Carlton's presentation of the case for PSA screening appears to confirm that there is no solid evidence of benefit, which was how I defined "uncertain waste." For the case against PSA, and for further discussion of the uncertainty about this test, see two recent articles in...
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Hantavirus-associated lung disease. Plague pneumonia. Penicillin-resistant pneumococci. Headlines and news anchors toss the terms about with urgency and facility. The general public is questioning whether there is reason to be alarmed. At a time like this,...
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