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Asbestos exposure in industry and construction sites in the 1960s and 1970s has left a legacy of mesothelioma, a diffuse pleural cancer, with a lag time of 40 to 50 years and due to peak around 2015 to 2020. Some surgeons believe that by radical surgery they can prolong life and relieve symptoms,...
The moral dilemmas faced by surgeons worldwide who treat patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can be viewed against the background of experience in sub-Saharan countries, where the community prevalence is in excess of 25% (90% of hospital inpatients). When seeking consent...