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FROM 1979 through 1994, attacks by dogs resulted in 279 deaths of humans in the United States.1,2 Such attacks have prompted widespread review of existing local and state dangerous-dog laws, including proposals for adoption of breed-specific restrictions to prevent such episodes.3 To...
This book deserves praise as a fascinating, well-written, historical study of a little-known great "young Turk" of American medicine: Theodore B. Hayne. Here is a man of average high school and college achievements but with a burning curiosity that ranged from entomology, epidemiology,...
To the Editor.
—I scanned the article by Dr Williams and colleagues regarding estimates of infectious disease risk factors in US blood donors with great interest and amusement. It is clear that the exclusion criteria for blood donors are based on politics, not...
—To present several incremental strategies for extending health insurance coverage for segments of an estimated 40.6 million uninsured persons in the United States. Along with these strategies, the federal costs and estimates of the number of newly insured...
Another diabetes text? Is there something else to know besides controlling blood sugars?
According to Mayer B. Davidson, president-elect of the American Diabetes Association, 16 million Americans have diabetes mellitus. It is the most expensive disease in the Western world and...
To the Editor.
—The state of Maryland, as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's national surveillance for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) variants, collects blood from a sample of persons with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) for...
Dr Herbert Hendin, a psychoanalyst, suicidologist, and executive director of the American Suicide Foundation, is a passionate critic of assisted suicide and euthanasia. Seduced by Death presents his views on many aspects of the euthanasia debate developed from his experience as a...
IN HIS PRACTICE of preventive medicine, earphones and a microphone are as basic to Elmer E. Huerta, MD, MPH, as his stethoscope and tongue depressor. Huerta has been dispensing daily doses of health news and advice in Spanish to a rapidly growing audience, many of whom are among the most...
ON MARCH 1, 1997, approximately nine tornadoes originating from two separate thunderstorms swept across Arkansas, from Hempstead County in the southwest to Clay County in the northeast (approximately 260 miles).
The tornadoes caused 26 deaths and an estimated $115 million in...
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