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—Dr Blackhall and colleagues1 demonstrate that patients from different ethnic groups have differing attitudes toward autonomy and medical decision making. I agree with the authors' suggestion "that physicians ask patients if they wish to be informed about their illness and be...
A Chosen Death: The Dying Confront Assisted Suicide, by Lonny Shavelson, 240 pp, with illus, $23, ISBN 0-684-80100-0, New York, NY, Simon & Schuster, 1995.
Time to Go presents a unique and creative approach to engaging the medical profession and the public in the debate concerning end-of-life...
—To identify behavioral and sociodemographic risk factors for incident human immunodeficiency virus—1 (HIV-1) infection among healthy young men in northern Thailand.
—Men inducted into military service in northern Thailand in May and November 1991 were followed at 6-month...
Sir Andrew Huxley opens The Axon with a brief history of axonology, which explains the steps leading up to the information presented. Following this is the 17-chapter section "The Normal Axon." The chapters are 13- to 36-page monographs on a particular area of axon studies. Individually, they...
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—Drs Lindfors and Rosenquist1 estimate the cost-effectiveness of several alternative mammographic screening strategies. They estimate that adding annual screening for women in their 40s to biennial screening for women 50 to 79 years of age increases the marginal cost per year of...
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—Drs Lindfors and Rosenquist1 present the results of an interesting intellectual exercise in their article on the cost-effectiveness of mammographic screening. We concede that such an exercise may have value in informing policy decisions given current imperfect knowledge....
American medicine is in the midst of a professional evolution driven by a refocusing of medicine's regard for the patient's viewpoint. Historically, medicine has been largely physician centered, but physicians have begun to incorporate patients' perspectives in ways that increasingly matter....
THE LACK of a useful definition of childhood aggression leaves clinicians at sea and patients often pharmacologically awash.
If agreement could be reached on what constitutes true aggression in childhood, therapy could be rationalized. Currently, pathologically aggressive children 4 to 16 years...
—In the Special Communication entitled "Röntgen Retrospective: One Hundred Years of a Revolutionary Technology," published in the September 20,1995, issue of THE JOURNAL (JAMA. 1995;274:912-916), two incorrect dates were published. On page 912, the fourth sentence of the second paragraph should...
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