Issue - Southern Medical Association

Book Review

Motor Examination of Peripheral Nerve Injuries

Book Review

Surgical Treatment of Intracranial Meningiomas

Book Review

Procedures in Vascular Surgery

Book Review

Cancer of the Rectum. Volume III of Neoplastic Disease at Various Sites

Book Review

The Pathology of Ionizing Radiation

Book Review

Myasthenia Gravis. The Second International Symposium Proceedings

Book Review

Blood Flow in Arteries

Book Review

Interpersonal Relationships in the Hospital

Book Review

A Primer of Electrocardiography

Book Review

The Spinal Cord

Editorial

The World’s Population Explosion

Editorial

THE AUTO-IMMUNE CONCEPT

Original Article

Early Treatment of Meningitis

Mortality and morbidity rates are high in inadequately treated purulent meningitis. Therefore it seems best to use a number of antimicrobial agents in treatment immediately, awaiting the results of cultures and sensitivity tests before embarking upon more specific therapy.

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Edward Henry Cary

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Clinicopathologic Conferences Duke University School of Medicine

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Colposcopy

The colposcope has had a tardy acceptance in gynecologic practice in this country. Its use, however, offers advantages in a more selective use of the cervical biopsy and extends the findings which the Papanicolaou provides.

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Common Mistakes in the Diagnosis of Skin Disorders Most Frequently Seen in Infants and Children

The frequent confusion which arises in the area of skin disease in early childhood led to this consideration of differential diagnosis—a most valuable contribution.

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Direct (Immediate) Repair of Ligaments About the Knee

The author urges immediate repair of damaged ligaments about the knee.

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The Painful Terminal Spine A Clinicostatistical Review of 318 Cases of Painful Terminal Spines Resulting from Fracture, Congenital Anomalies, Ligamentous Tear, Traumatic or of Insidious Onset—Together with Method of Treatment and the Results Therefrom

The significance and management of coccygodynia is a controversial topic at times. The author reports a careful evaluation of a large number of patients with this complaint and discusses the treatment indicated.

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The Pregnant Patient with Heart Disease

Experiences of the past ten to fifteen years have changed the outlook of cardiac disease complicated by pregnancy remarkably. The family physican should re-examine the teachings and thoughts of the past and reorient his approach to this problem in advice, prognosis and management.

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The Use of Progestins for Oral Contraception

Contraception by the use of steroids and their interference with the ovulatory cycle is attracting increasing attention. Studies such as reported here are determining acceptability and safety.

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Midline Spinal Anomalies in Infants and Children

The author has considered the congenital anomalies occasionally found in the newborn. Every effort must be made, through surgery and nursing care, to provide as normal a life as possible.

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The Significance of Obesity in Gynecologic Practice

Obesity, a major problem in the health of our people, cuts across every field of medical practice. The author clearly defines the responsibilities of every doctor to emphasize the preventive medical aspects of weight reduction in those overweight.

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Exfoliative Cytology in Treated Cervical Malignancies

The authors have made a valuable contribution in their cytologic study of vaginal smears in patients having been treated for cancer of the cervix. They relate prognosis to the results of these studies and outline the circumstances under which further diagnostic procedures are indicated.

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Action on Aging at the Community Level

The problems of aging and the aged are not new, for these persons have always been with us. However, social, economic and political factors have made this segment of our population very prominent in the public eye. Again, though the problems facing the aged are not new, public opinion will…

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The Incidence and Mechanisms of Shock in Head Injury

The incidence of surgical shock in cases of trauma to the head has been overemphasized. The author made a study, first of the incidence of shock and, more importantly, the hidden causes of shock if it was found to be present.

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Relationship Between Alcoholism and Morphogenesis of Cirrhosis

There has been speculation in the past as to possible interrelationships between portal and postnecrotic cirrhosis. This study indicates a high incidence of alcoholism in patients of both groups. It would seem that postnecrotic cirrhosis may be a later or end stage of portal cirrhosis.

Original Article

The Early Diagnosis of Cancer of the Oral Cavity

The authors re-emphasize the need for early diagnosis in the cure of malignancy. Physicians and dentists must avoid a “wait and see” attitude in the management of suspicious lesions, if given an opportunity for early diagnosis. Education of the public is important to give the family physician this opportunity.

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Use of the Colposcope in Gynecological Practice

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Pseudosarcomatous Fasciitis

Some pathologists might not agree that this lesion can be declared a benign one on pathologic examination and that it is always safe to treat it as such.

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Clinical Appraisal of a New Local Anesthetic Drug, Mepivacaine A Preliminary Report

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A Technic for Kidney Scanning

The diagnostic use of radioactive isotopes is under constant study in every field of medicine. The use as described here of radioactive iodohippurate offers interesting diagnostic possibilities.

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