Issue - Southern Medical Association

Case Report

Salvage of “Sleeve-Like” Amputation of a Digit

Case Report

The Treatment of Amebic Liver Abscess with Metronidazole (Flagyl): Case Report of a Vietnam Returnee

Case Report

Fatal Meningitis Due to Moraxella duplex: Report of a Case with Waterhouse-Friderichsen Syndrome

The hazard of the identification of organisms based on microscopic examination of spinal fluid is evident. Discussion of nomenclature and taxonomy of the organism is presented.

Case Report

Malabsorption Associated with Giardia lamblia Infestation

Clinical Brief

Composite Photography in Orthopedic Surgery

Editorial

The Gynecologist as a “Primary Physician”

Grand Rounds

Medical Grand Rounds from the University of Alabama Medical Center

Original Article

Wound Infection Following Elective Orthopedic Procedures

The author reviews thoughts of previous authors upon the etiologic factors which may lead to infection in elective orthopedic procedures. Furthermore, he applies these concepts to an evaluation of the experiences in his hospital.

Original Article

The Subdiaphragmatic Abscess in the Antibiotic Era

The author emphasizes that the use of antibiotics may mask the presence of subdiaphragmatic abscess and thus the need of suspicion and search for evidence of such a lesion on the part of the clinician.

Original Article

Pearly Tumor of the Fourth Ventricle

This case report illustrates an unusual lesion encountered only occasionally. Of secondary importance is the fact that some pathologists might not accept the authors' hypothesis of the formation of the “pearls.”

Original Article

Ampicillin in the Treatment of Shigellosis

Original Article

II. Chemotherapeutic Management of Monocytic Leukemia (1958-1966): A Review

Original Article

Involvement of the Gastrointestinal Tract by Progressive Systemic Sclerosis

This paper provides an excellent description of the radiologic findings characteristic of the gastrointestinal lesions of progressive systemic sclerosis (scleroderma).

Original Article

The Caloric Significance of Surface Water Loss in the Burn Patient

The author evaluates topical treatment of burns in terms of water loss from the surface. Care must be used in selecting topical treatment to avoid harmful effects in this respect.

Original Article

Diagnosis of Gonorrhea in the Asymptomatic Female: Comparison of Slide and Culture Technics

Anything which may contribute to the diagnosis of one of the most common infections in humans must be given serious attention. This study calls attention to methods of enhancing diagnostic accuracy.

Original Article

Prolonged Amenorrhea Following the Use of Oral Contraceptives

Attention is directed to a possible complication of the use of oral contraceptives particularly of the combination type. However, the amenorrhea can be corrected by treatment.

Original Article

Lifetime Observations on the Etiology of Eclampsia

This is an excellent review of the clinical characteristics of eclampsia and provides some rational thoughts concerning its pathogenesis.

Original Article

The Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment of Lead Encephalopathy

The authors confirm the need to consider lead intoxication in the withdrawal phase of alcoholism. The common consumption of illicit whiskey in the southern states makes this a significant point in diagnosis to the readers of the Journal.

Original Article

Pulmonary Hypertension – A Cause of Sudden Death

Sudden death in young persons who are in apparent good health is a puzzling circumstance. This may occur as the result of pulmonary hypertension possibly of a vasospastic cause.

Original Article

The Vanishing Obstetrician

This is a delightful essay on the history of obstetrics. It is worth the time of reading, no matter what the reader's specialty interests may be.

Original Article

Hydrocephalus – The Value of Treatment

The author provides an excellent review of the present state of the surgical treatment of hydrocephalus. It seems that the brain may develop its normal functions in a large proportion of patients if progressive disease can be prevented.

Original Article

Problem of Cancer in Ulcerative Colitis

There are differences of opinion in regard to “prophylactic colectomy” against cancer in instances of chronic ulcerative colitis. The authors consider the prognosis in regard to possible cancer and suggest a conservative attitude if follow-up care can be adequate.

Original Article

Use of an Agency Referred Population in Undergraduate Medical Teaching

Increasingly the pool of indigent patients is drying up as more and more of them fall under the wings of federally supported medical care and third parry contracts. Medical educators are forced to explore means of incorporating diverse population groups into teaching material, whether private patients or those of other…

Original Article

Office Treatment of Cyst and Abscess of Bartholin’s Gland Duct

The author describes a simple yet highly effective method of management of the described disease on an ambulatory basis.

Original Article

Rehabilitation in Medical Education

Original Article

Bony Anomalies of the Low Back in Relation to Back Injury

The author advises pre-employment examinations to identify anomalies of the spine which might lead to permanent disability following trauma.

Southern Medical News

SOUTHERN MEDICAL NEWS