Issue - Southern Medical Association

Acknowledgement

BOOKS RECEIVED

Book Review

Signs and Symptoms. Applied Pathologic Physiology and Clinical Interpretation

Book Review

Lung Cancer. Surgery and Survival

Book Review

Public Provision for the Mentally Retarded in the United States

Book Review

Doctors by Themselves. An Anthology

Book Review

Age with a Future

Book Review

Medical Climatology

Book Review

Preventive Medicine and Public Health

Book Review

Current Diagnosis and Treatment

Book Review

Human Tumors Secreting Catecholamines

Book Review

Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease

Case Report

Hematocolpos Causing Urinary Retention

Case Report

Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis: Invasion of Bone Involving the Knee Joint

Clinical Brief

Use of Diagnostic Corneal Contact Lenses in Aphakia and Other High Ametropias

Clinical Brief

The Combination of Alcohol and Drug Intoxication

Editorial

THE USE OF METHOTREXATE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PSORIASIS

Editorial

FAMILY PLANNING

Editorial

The Southern Medical Bulletin It Has Hit!

Original Article

Dismemberment-Type of Pyeloplasty

The authors summarize their experience with this type of operation for hydronephrosis. Their results have been satisfactory with good clinical results.

Original Article

Management of Psoriasis Using Methotrexate Orally in a Single Weekly Dose

The introduction of folic acid antagonists into the treatment of psoriasis was the first definitive step in treatment of the disease. The authors describe their results with a weekly dose of the drug given orally.

Original Article

Atypical Defects of the Atrial Septum: Surgical Treatment

Atypical defects make up about one-fifth of atrial septal defects. This article classifies the defects and describes the treatment used in their closure. There was a very low case fatality rate associated with the operations.

Original Article

Marked Elevation of Serum Alkaline Phosphatase: The Causative Diseases

The authors correlate the results of this laboratory test with clinical evidence of disease. They believe that elevated values unaccompanied by jaundice or elevated serum bilirubin may be suggestive of metastatic carcinoma of the liver.

Original Article

Public Family Planning Services in the South – A Progress Report

Here the author tells the story of the awakening of people to an issue which cannot be avoided by merely closing the eyes. The South as well as the Nation at large is facing the problem with action.

Original Article

The Orthopedic Surgeon and the Law

This paper emphasizes well how precarious the doctor's professional life and activities are when considered in a medicolegal setting. It may be well for every practitioner to read carefully a paper of this type and then sit and ruminate about it for a bit.

Original Article

Medical Grand Rounds from the University of Alabama Medical Center

Original Article

Fluorescein Fundus Photography As Special Office Practice Procedure

Original Article

Scintillation Scanning in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Though this method for the investigation of inflammatory disease of joints is quite new, it seems to be a tool which may be most helpful in both clinical and investigation studies.

Original Article

Hair Loss as a Symptom of Chronic Thallotoxicosis

The author calls attention to the sources of chronic intoxication with this chemical used as a pesticide. The doctor must have thoughts of the possibilities of chronic poisoning under symptoms of hair loss and mental abnormalities.

Original Article

Sex Education Patterns and Professional Responsibility

Sexuality is one of the most important areas of human behavior, and yet one about which physicians know little or at least feel so insecure as to be ineffective in playing the role which should be theirs for the betterment of human relations.

Original Article

Use of the Single and Double Split Diamond Nail for Fractures of the Femur: 1957-1964

Original Article

Invasive Carcinoma of the Cervix Complicated by Pregnancy

It is now generally accepted that whatever measures are necessary to the diagnosis of cervical cancer in the pregnant woman should be used. If such a diagnosis is established an active program of management is indicated. The pros and cons of the surgical approach and irradiation have been considered.

Original Article

Treatment of False Aneurysms of Peripheral Arteries

The authors show that small false aneurisms resulting from puncture, as in catheterization, may heal spontaneously. They outline the indications for “watchful waiting” or for surgical intervention.

Original Article

Arteriographic Demonstration of Compression Syndromes of the Thoracic Outlet

Arteriograms have been valuable in demonstrating the effect of postural variations upon the blood vessels going to the upper extremities. Treatment naturally must be directed to relief the obstruction either by muscle exercises or surgical intervention.

Original Article

Myotonia Dystrophica Review of 17 Patients

Original Article

Electroretinography

The author describes a method, not in general use, of evaluating physiologic responses of the retina to light stimuli. Abnormal responses are helpful in recognizing certain diseases. No doubt this method of examination will be extended and contribute information about certain disease processes.

Original Article

Chronic Duodenal Ulcer: Changes in Gastric Secretion Correlated With Rate of Success in Treatment

These studies have shown a correlation between a lowering of gastric secretion and symptomatic and roentgenographic improvement in duodenal ulcer. Results of medical treatment may be good even in the presence of high levels of secretion and chronicity.

Original Article

Partial Anomalous Drainage of Right Pulmonary Veins from Normally Connected Pulmonary Veins Cineangiographic Differentiation

The preoperative demonstration of an anomalous venous pattern may be helpful in planning an operation for the correction of a congenital cardiac lesion.

Original Article

Cataract Extraction Through an Iridodialysis

The author reviews this type of operation and describes his experiences with it.

Original Article

Mechanism and Use of Mannitol Diuresis in Major Surgery and in Trauma

In the author's experience mannitol offers a valuable adjunct in the management of renal or potential renal failure accompanying surgical conditions. He outlines the indications for its use in the emergency room or during operations.

Original Article

Plasma Volume in Sickle Cell Disease

The authors have studied plasma volume in this disease to show that the volume lies between normal and elevated values in the steady state. However, they found a definite decrease in the plasma volume during painful or febrile crises.

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