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DO CARS kill people, or is it people who do the killing?
Both, say the physicians, epidemiologists, engineers, and others who attended the 39th Annual Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM), held in Chicago, Ill.
The guiding philosophy of the AAAM is that...
This 6-lb volume, written by 25 distinguished contributors (mostly pathologists) from three continents plus Japan and New Zealand, is beautifully printed, abundantly referenced from 1628 to 1993, and fully illustrated. Many excellent gross, microscopic, and ultrastructural figures, x-rays,...
For a medical researcher or scientist, being contacted by journalists for a story or an opinion brings on a rush of conflicting sensations. Easily starstruck do we become with ourselves for our 15 minutes or 3-column inches. This is often followed quickly by paranoia, fear, and resentment as we...
The main point of this book is to contest the use of self-defeating personality disorder (SDPD) and late luteal phase dysphoric disorder (LLPDD) as diagnoses for women. Dr Caplan, a psychologist, feels that women who are labeled with these diagnoses are going to be damaged by the intervention....
To the Editor.
—In his article,1 Dr Eisenberg fails to explain why he feels that a molecular approach is compromising for medicine. "Interest to humanity" is opposed to scientific advance and financial realities and declared as the leading idea in the practice of medicine. Although most would...
—Drs Bowman and Konen raise an important concern about compliance and also provide additional evidence of the ineffectiveness of educational programs in changing human behavior. Patient compliance may well be a greater barrier to improving diabetes status than physician compliance....
—Drs Bussey and Chiquette point out an additional problem in taking cost-benefit data obtained from one health care system and attempting to apply it directly in another. They indicate that major bleeding in routine clinical practice in the United States is likely to be much more...
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