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Since 1988 there has been nearly a 40% decline in the number of US medical school seniors entering psychiatry. This decrease, from 745 in 1988 to 462 in 1997, is the result of the uncertain medical marketplace, with psychiatry being particularly vulnerable to managed caredriven change....
QUALITY OF DEATH issues continue to drive an international dialogue about physician-assisted suicide.
The medical-legal principles and concepts surrounding assisted death, particularly statutes in Australia and the state of Oregon, were among the issues explored at a conference...
Subsequent to the death of Stalin and the execution of Levrenti Beria, the inhumane head of the KGB, Soviet leadership under the helm of Premier Khrushchev confronted the embarrassing repatriation of thousands of prisoners who had been sentenced to serve time in the Gulag. The Gulag was...
To the Editor.
—The randomized controlled trial by Dr Grossman and colleagues1 of a violence prevention curriculum is mistitled; the study is neither a randomized trial nor an investigation of violence. Second, procedural flaws, data errors, and conjectural...
Some human cases of the transmissible neurodegenerative disorder Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease recently seen in Great Britain are thought to have resulted from eating beef infected with the agent of bovine spongiform encephalopathy. Reasons for and against this presumption are explained, and...
—The worst outcome of critical care may not be death itself; rather, the worst may be an extended death process in which a patient's and his or her family's suffering has been prolonged by services that are ultimately impotent. We have previously used...
This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract William Van Ornum, a professor of psychology at Marist College in New York, has written this book for persons who suffer from scrupulosity, a spectrum of...
Textbook of Surgery Pocket Companion, by David C. Sabiston, Jr, and H. Kim Lyerly, 853 pp, paper, ISBN 0-7216-8670-2, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 1997.
Review of Surgery, by David C. Sabiston, Jr, 268 pp, paper, $30, ISBN 0-7216-8671-0, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co,...
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