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Case Report

Granuloma Inguinale: Report of a Fatal Case With Autopsy Findings

Editorial

SOUTHERN MEDICAL LEADERSHIP

Grand Rounds

Medical Grand Rounds from the University of Alabama Medical Center

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Eosinophilia and Lichenification of the Skin

This is an observation which will need to be confirmed by further studies. Its significance is clear.

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Long-Term Follow-Up of Children Suspected of Having Rheumatic Fever

This is an interesting re-evaluation, in retrospect, of children having had a diagnosis of rheumatic fever. This study indicates that the modified Jones criteria are applicable to children in such a re-evaluation. The importance of proper classification of children suspected of having had rheumatic fever is obvious when one considers…

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The Pharmacology of Pheochromocytoma

Operation on the patient with such a lesion has a distinct hazard. Every patient, in the author's opinion, who has hypertension should have the studies which will help to exclude this tumor of the chromaffin cells.

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Common Sense Antibiotic Therapy

Probably few would quarrel with the statement that the antibiotics have contributed to the saving of more lives within a short space of years than any other one advance in medical science. Yet one can only wish that every physician would read this paper and take its content to heart…

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Further Laboratory Studies on the Sezary Syndrome

This case report illustrates the enigma this syndrome represents in its pathogenesis. The finding of the abnormal but characteristic cell was constant both in the peripheral blood, in the bone marrow and tissues.

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Crude Mortality in Florida During Asian Influenza Epidemics

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Evaluation of Preanesthetic Medication Utilizing Rating Scales and Untrained Raters

Preanesthetic medication has as a major objective the allaying of apprehension. However, a comparison of the effectiveness of varied drugs for this purpose is difficult because it must rest on subjective impressions. The authors have developed a method of attaining high reliability in such ratings.

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Malignant Tumors of the Soft Tissues of the Extremities

The author reviews the serious nature of such tumors and the poor prognosis if treatment is delayed. He points to the use of perfusion technics in selected cases, rather than radical surgery.

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Renal Hypothermia Produced by the Direct Application of Ice

The application of ice to the kidney in experimental animals has been studied as an aid to reducing the ill effects of prolonged ischemia in surgical procedures. The safety of the procedure has been demonstrated.

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Meningitis in Newborn Infants due to Listeria Monocytogenes Report of 3 Cases

This type of meningitis is probably more common than recognized. Early treatment with antibiotics may account for negative cultures—blood or spinal fluid—in some infants. The source of infection in neonates has not been demonstrated. Treatment is successful if early.

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Radiographic Diagnosis of Thymic Tumors

With the recent evolution of knowledge concerning the functions of the thymus, a renewed interest in this again is predictable. This paper is timely in its coincidence.

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Role of the Surgeon in the Treatment of Chronic Ulcerative Colitis

The management of chronic ulcerative colitis, though successful by a medical regimen in many instances, often requires surgical intervention for permanent control or to save life. The author outlines the indications for surgical attack and the technics most appropriate.

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A Plan for the Eradication of Syphilis

Among others, the author has become alarmed at the increasing spread of syphilis in our population over recent years. Before the last World War, the disease was treated in most patients in public or hospital clinics where epidemiologic control could be applied relatively easily. The ease and lessened expense of…

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Scintillation Scanning of the Brain With Mercury-203 Neohydrin Technical Considerations and Clinical Evaluation

Isotopic technics for the localization of tumors have been applied to all areas of the body with few exceptions. Radioactive mercury has had success as a tracer for intracranial tumors.

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Conventional Treatment of Carcinoma of the Breast Analysis of 161 Cases

By the use of both surgery and postoperative irradiation, the authors have had success in the treatment of cancer of the breast equal to that of others, and in certain categories somewhat better results.

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The Role of the Urologist in the Evaluation and Treatment of Patients With Ambiguous External Genitalia

It was only a few years ago that exploratory laparotomy offered the only means of determining the sex in the presence of certain genital anomalies. Tools developed for genetic studies can now give incontrovertible answers in most instances.

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Bone Marrow Biopsy of the Ilium in Patients with Hematologic Problems

Under certain circumstances a more adequate study of the bone marrow is desirable than can be supplied by marrow puncture. Relatively little has been written with respect to surgical biopsy of the iliac bone, its indications, the necessary preoperative preparation and the technic. The authors consider these details.

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Massive Diuresis Following Bladder Decompression: Observations and Suggestions for Treatment

The authors illustrate the hazards of too rapid a decompression of a chronically distended bladder, taught to many of the readers years ago. The need for a periodic relearning of truths is emphasized in this paper.

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Relationship of Compensatory Hypertrophy to Renal Hypertension

This experimental study in animals indicates compensatory hypertrophy in a kidney may lead to hypertension.

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