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Acknowledgement

BOOKS RECEIVED

Book Review

Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat

Book Review

Your Health Today

Book Review

Transplantation of Tissues

Book Review

The Practice of Dynamic Psychiatry

Book Review

Pathology Seminars

Book Review

Old Age in the Modern World

Book Review

Biochemical Mechanisms in Inflammation

Book Review

The Thyroid

Book Review

Clinical Roentgeneology, Volume III. The Lungs and the Cardiovascular System Emphasizing Differential Considerations

Book Review

Disorders of Character. Persistent Enuresis, Juvenile Delinquency and Psychopathic Personality

Editorial

THE PURPOSE OF THE MEDICAL EDUCATION

Editorial

POISONING BY IRON

Announcement

INSTRUCTIONS TO CONTRIBUTORS

Original Article

The Postoperative Use of Antibiotics in Anorectal Wounds

It appears that the use of antibiotics adds nothing to the healing of anorectal wounds. The technical aspects of the operation are of far more importance

Original Article

Surgical Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis: Problems of the Ileostomy

In many patients having ulcerative colitis there comes a time when surgical interference must be considered. The indications and methods of attack are presented by the authors. It appears much is to be said for a one-stage ileostomy and colectomy for acute exacerbation of ulcerative colitis

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Clinical Significance of Alterations in Gamma Globulin Levels

This reviews the knowledge of the recently proven and significant clinical state of deficiency in gamma globulins. The recognition of associated lack of immune response has been a most important event in the advance of medical knowledge.

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Present Status of Allergy in the Connective Tissue Diseases

The author reviews some of the present-day concepts of the etiology and pathogenesis of the so-called collagen disease

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Spontaneous Rupture of the Esophagus

The syndrome of esophageal rupture is to be differentiated from a number of diseases, among which myocardial infarction is prominent. The diagnosis must be made on clinical considerations. Only the surgeon can save the patient's life.

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Dolitrone – A New Intravenous Anesthetic: A Preliminary Report

In the search for good analgesics, new drugs are brought out for study and trial. Such is the case with Dolitrone. The authors record their experiences with it.

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Contributions of Duke University School of Medicine and Duke Hospital

This address was given at the Twenty-fifth Anniversary Celebration of founding of Duke University School of Medicine and Duke Hospital

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Recent Developments in Public Health Training for Civil Defense

The author outlines the public health problems which would appear as an aftermath of a thermonuclear bomb. The organization of Public Health personnel integrated with the available trained civilian persons is described.

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Experiences in the Management of Thyroid Disease: Six Hundred and Eighty-four Cases Treated in a Ten Year Period

The authors have analyzed their clinical material in terms of the incidence of malignancy, and the best methods of therapy.

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The Management of Paralytic Scoliosis

The author reviews several methods used in the surgical correction of scoliosis due to paralysis in children.

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The Ocular Manifestations of the Sturge-Weber Syndrome

The author considers the ocular lesions of this syndrome as they may occur without overt meningeal lesions. He describes a diagnostic maneuver which may differentiate hemangiomas of the choroid from malignant melanomas if glaucoma has not developed.

Original Article

Portal Hypertension as Assessed by Hepatic Venule Catheterization

Catheterization of the hepatic venule to determine the pressure in the portal system can be used to predict the success or failure of portacaval shunt operations.

Original Article

The Causes and Significance of Delay in the Management of Adenocarcinoma Of the Endometrium: A Review of 683 Proven Cases from the Philadelphia Pelvic Cancer Committee

This paper dramatically appraises the price that is paid by a delay in the diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of the uterus. Furthermore, it points the finger at the shortcomings of the doctors in early diagnosis.

Original Article

Hemifacial Spasm

This is a disease to be differentiated from facial tic. Though its cause is unknown, treatment consists of a surgical attack on the seventh nerve.

Original Article

The Natural History of Postnecrotic Cirrhosis

The clinical course, pathologic findings and management of postnecrotic cirrhosis are compared with those of portal cirrhosis

Original Article

Fifty Years of Progress

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Surgical Treatment of Diverticulitis of the Colon

The complications which may occur as the result of diverticulitis are considered, and the indications for surgical management are outlined.

Original Article

Establishment of a Private Group Practice in Anesthesiology in a Small Community

The author provides the story of building a practice in anesthesiology in a moderately sized community.

Original Article

Acute Thrombosis of the Portal Vein

The authors report a case successfully managed by the use of anticoagulants.

Original Article

Paradoxic Gangrene Following Lumbar Sympathectomy

The occasional complication of “paradoxic gangrene” following lumbar sympathectomy is not well understood. Several such instances are reported with the suggestion of an additional etiologic factor.

Southern Medical News

SOUTHERN MEDICAL NEWS

Announcement

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