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In 1965, Pool and Shannon1 described a method for concentrating factor VIII from large volumes of donor plasma. This made possible the commercialization of factor VIII production for the treatment of hemophilia. The commercial concentrates were easy to use and effective, but, as became...
To the Editor.
—Although the prevalence of cigar smoking had been declining since 1970, recently it has increased with a US consumption of 4.5 billion cigars in 1996.1 Cigar dinners are a "fashionable" forum in which cigar smoking is encouraged. In this report, we...
—Although the association between parental coronary artery disease (CAD) and its risk factors in the offspring is known, the timing and the course of development of risk factors from childhood to adulthood in the offspring is not known....
—Dr Cooper's retrospective, observational study is consistent with several reports in the literature that former users of psychotropic drugs with sedative or autonomic effects have lower rates of falls and fractures than do current users.1 We concur with Drs Bernabei and...
This memoir, the story of Frank McCourt's Limerick childhood in the 1930s and 1940s, won both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. As depicted, the innocence, good humor, and love of language and family rising above the squalor of the author's childhood...
To the Editor.
—The newly revised guidelines issued by the US Public Health Service and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (USPHS/IDSA) provide excellent, evidence-based recommendations for strategies to reduce the risk of opportunistic infections in persons...
—Dr Nadoolman suggests that the simple detection of an auscultatory abnormality (without being able to better define it) might be sufficient. We disagree. First, it is not so easy to detect that "something is wrong" (many of our findings were missed entirely). Moreover,...
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