Issue - Southern Medical Association

Acknowledgement

Books Received

Book Review

Medical Spelling Guide

Book Review

Thoracic Surgery, Volume II

Book Review

Science and Practice Anesthesia

Book Review

Science and Medicine in Central Africa

Editorial

A New Era in Mental Health Care: The Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center

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Management of the Persistent Occiput Posterior Position

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Discussion of Postgraduate Courses in Otolaryngology in Vienna and Other European Centers in Earlier Times

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The Diagnosis and Treatment of Deep Abscess of the Postanal Space

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Use of Portable Wound Suction Units

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Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Cancer of the Bladder

The authors review the classification of tumors of the bladder and the treatment of malignancies, whether by irradiation alone or in combination with a surgical attack.

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The Low Back Derelict

The authors review the results of operations upon the spine for low back pain. They analyze the failures and the reasons for these. This study emphasizes the need for clear-cut indications for surgical procedures on the spine.

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Ocular Findings In Juvenile Diabetics

No evidence of elevation of intraocular pressure or frank diabetic retinopathy was found on ophthalmoscopic examination of a group of 65 juvenile diabetics, 4 of whom had the disease for 10 years or more, attending a diabetic camp. These findings support the view that the development of ocular complications in…

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Method of Delivery in Patients with Uterine Scar

The authors have as their purpose the demonstration that individualized management of delivery in the woman who has had previous cesarean section is safe in other than the large hospital. Vaginal delivery is to be permitted when indicated, controlled only by careful observation during labor, and being prepared for emergency…

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The Reduction of Oral Fetor and Dryness Before and After Surgical Procedures Involving the Face

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Irradiation for Treatment of Carcinoma of the Lung in Indigent and Private Patients

The author reviews the results of palliative treatment in a large series of patients. The advantage of his study is that such management was carried out in the main under the supervision of one observer which reduces certain variables. Furthermore, he points to the practical and clinical advantages of combined…

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Primary Care of Injuries of the Hand

The author insists upon the proper management of the injured hand early, to avoid the sad results which may follow improper treatment. He urges that the patient be placed in the hands of one with experience at this crucial time.

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The Role of Pathology: The Most Central of all Medical Sciences

The author gives a well constructed definition of clinical pathology and its contribution to medical care today.

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Medical Ethics in the Practice of Radiology

One finds Medical Ethics commonly misunderstood by the laity as a kind of “labor union contract” for ulterior purposes—namely to minimize competition and to assure a good financial income. Among another group—full-time physicians in medical schools, government hospitals and in other institutions—one finds at times a misinterpretation of Medical Ethics….

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Medical Grand Rounds from the University of Alabama Medical Center

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Fetal Electrocardiography: A Clinical Evaluation Using Both Standard and Radioelectrocardiographic Technics

The authors have recorded their findings and impressions from an experience with a hundred fetal electrocardiograms. It offers at certain times during gestation a means of establishing fetal life.

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Bacterial Infection in Children With Respiratory Allergy: Bacteriologic Findings and Therapy

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Use of the Slit Lamp Microscope in Cataract Surgery

The authors indicate the advantages of the use of the slit lamp microscope in perfecting operative technics and in making certain sutures and surgical toilet has been adequate and proper.

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Meningococcemia Following Meningococcal Conjunctivitis

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Fatal Bronchial Asthma in Children: Report of Three Cases

Uncomplicated bronchial asthma is a rare cause of death in children. The pathologic findings of emphysema, blockage of bronchi and bronchioles by mucus, and spasm of bronchial musculature are characteristic. The author points up the need for emergency treatment of these pathophysiologic disturbances.

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Abrupt Withdrawal of Adrenal Corticosteroids in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Clinical Observations of Twelve Cases

The author demonstrates the feasibility of abrupt withdrawal of steroids without untoward effects of consequence in most cases. He implies too an abuse of corticosteroids in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

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The Hazards of Hospitalization

More and more the “diseases of medical progress” are coming to the fore. One author has pertinently described, “The role of the physician as a vector who transmits the etiologic agents to the patient . . .” The Journal drew attention to this topic last year (July).

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Hiatal Hernia In Infants

This anomaly has commonly been overlooked in the past as a cause of certain gastric symptoms in early infancy. Fortunately most instances respond to conservative management though surgical correction becomes mandatory under certain circumstances.

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