Issue - Southern Medical Association

Case Report

The Rehabilitation of a Patient with Brain Stem Injury

Case Report

Treatment of Obsessive Behavior in a Child

Editorial

HOW DEPENDABLE ARE LABORATORY TESTS?

Editorial

THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO

Grand Rounds

Medical Grand Rounds from the University of Alabama Medical Center

Original Article

The Ocular Lymphomas

The authors review lymphomatous disease of the eye. Disease with systemic manifestations is usually fatal early. Prognosis is difficult to predict because of the great variety of cellular pathology which may be described. Irradiation offers quite satisfactory treatment.

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Keratoplasty Results of Paired Donor Corneas

By the study of paired recipients of donor corneas, the author attempts an approach to factors in the donor which might influence the results of keratoplasty.

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Follow-Up Study of Chemosurgery

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Factors in the Successful Recognition and Management of Esophageal Perforation

Perforation of the esophagus of whatever cause is a hazardous circumstance. Suspicion of its occurrence, the proper interpretation of findings, and selected diagnostic acids usually establish the diagnosis without difficulty. The authors review their cases as to cause, findings and results of treatment.

Original Article

Cryobiology in Medicine – A Survey

The authors define the breadth and rapid growth of the application of cold in the biologic sciences, and especially in medicine.

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Neurologic Aspects of Mental Deficiency

The author makes a plea for a reorientation in the testing of intelligence and the diagnosis of mental deficiency. He believes there are gross inaccuracies in current practices.

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The Treatment of Mandibular Fractures

The author considers the several types of mandibular fractures and how best to manage a distressing condition. The results have been good.

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Treatment of Delirium Tremens

After pointing to the possibility of death in delirium tremens, the author outlines the management he has used successfully in a goodly number of patients, depending in the main upon the psychodynamic drugs.

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Anxiety in the Woman with Genital Cancer

The author considers the management of the cancer patient from the nontechnical aspects. The physic trauma of the realization that cancer is present may seem almost insurmountable. Support is possible only through a wholesome patient-doctor relationship.

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The Trend Toward Prophylactic Resection in Diverticular Disease of the Colon

This paper reviews what is known of the pathogenesis of this disease and an explanation of how complications arise. The author believes that certain clinical signposts point to a need for prophylactic resection of the diseased section of the colon.

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The Posterior Fossa Approach to Acoustic Neuromas

The authors describe the team approach, of neurosurgeon and otologist, to the removal of these tumors. The otologist's microsurgery contributes to the retention of an intact facial nerve.

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Furniture Polish Intoxication

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Fractures of the Tibia and Fibula Treated with Casts and Transfixing Pins

In recognition of the frequency of nonunion in fractures of this type, the authors have described their successful management in meeting the problem. The use of Steinman pins or Kirschner wires incorporated in a cast has given most satisfactory results.

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Orthotic Management of the Rheumatoid Hand

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Viral Hepatitis in Patients Over Fifty

Because of the common belief that hepatic disease enhances morbidity and mortality in the cancer patient, a careful evaluation was made of viral hepatitis in the older patient. The study shows that cancer does not materially increase the mortality of viral hepatitis.

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Inflammatory Myopathies

The myopathies described by the author may pose difficult diagnostic problems, especially early in the course of certain of these. Muscle biopsy may be essential to diagnosis.

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Combined Corneal Transplant and Cataract Extraction

The author has found a number of advantages to this combination of operations. The results continue to be satisfactory in terms of non-clouding of the cornea.

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Ocular Findings in Cerebral Palsy

Refractive errors and disturbances in motility are common secondary manifestations of cerebral palsy. The findings in this study coincide with the few other studies published.

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Plastic Surgery at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Haiti

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Treatment of Hypercholesterolemia and Hypertriglyceridemia by Anion Exchange Resin

The authors describe their experiences with an anion exchange resin for the purpose of lowering blood lipids by interfering with their absorption from the intestine. The substance acts acutely and is potent in maintaining a lower level of serum lipids.

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Mononucleosis: Pertinent Points and a Simple Diagnostic Aid

The author reviews the knowledge which has accumulated about this disease and speculates upon its etiology.

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“Crease Deformity” of the Upper Lip: Its Etiology and Treatment

A deep crease of the upper lip upon smiling is a deformity encountered upon occasion. The congenital anomaly is distressing for some and demands correction. The author describes his technic in coping with this problem.

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