Issue - Southern Medical Association

Original Article

Adequate Dose Excretory Urography: Experience with 25,000 Cases*

The authors plead for the use of larger than usual doses of contrast materials as both safe end as offering much better diagnostic studies.

Original Article

Reactions to Intravenous Iodides in Urography*

This important study of a large number of patients having had urograms provides definitive data as to the incidence of reactions, their relationship to dose/weight factors, and the efficacy of dosage as related to diagnosis.

Original Article

Parotid Duct Fistula: A Review*

The authors present a historical reveiw of causes of fistula, and the numerous methods of advanced repair.

Original Article

The Devil’s Dozen: Popular Medicolegal Misconceptions*

The author has offered a most readable and interesting review of popular medicolegal misconceptions. An awareness of these topics should make the doctor much more helpful in interpretation to the family of the deceased and facilitate the postmortem examination.

Case Report

Combined Trisomy-18 and Congenital Rubella

Case Report

Methoxyflurane and Renal Failure*

The authors point up the nephrotoxicity of this anesthetic agent, especially in the elderly.

Original Article

The Role of Automated Multiphasic Health Testing Services in Industrial Medicine*

The authors are quite enthusiastic about the use of this newer means of accumulating data by a screening process. They believe there clearly is a place for this method of examination in industrial medicine.

Original Article

Clinical Experience with Pimaricin Therapy in Fungal Keratitis*

The authors describe their experiences with a new antibiotic effective in the topical treatment of corneal ulcers which are caused by certain fungi.

Original Article

Observations on the Pathogenesis of Reye’s Syndrome*

The authors make some interesting observations concerning the pathogenesis of this disease. They believe the depletion of fat stores by lipolysis as the result of vomiting may explain the accumulation of lipids in certain tissues.

Original Article

Renal Ischemia and Anesthesia

An experimental study designed to test the nephrotoxic effect of methoxyflurane in the rat. With the controversy in the literature the surprising finding in the rat is that this agent caused less nephrotoxicity.

Original Article

The Mississippi Regional Medical Program Stroke Unit: Critique and Follow-up of the First 200 Patients Admitted*

This offers an instructive review of the types of lesions encountered in stroke victims and the prognosis to be anticipated.

Original Article

Practical Points in Ophthalmic Microsurgery*

The author finds the operating microscope to be most useful. He advises how it should be used at first, and its use extended with time and experience.

Original Article

Adenocarcinoma of the Endometrium: A Ten Year Experience at the Medical University of South Carolina

The authors review the results of the treatment of this disease over a period of a decade. Treatment was primarily surgical. Because of the results, the authors indicate they have changed the pattern of management to include irradiation before operation. No results are given to indicate whether they have found…

Original Article

The Surgical Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease—Surgical Grand Rounds, University of Mississippi Medical Center*

Original Article

Radiographic Diagnosis of Meningioma*

The authors make the point that plain x-ray films, and especially with adjunctive angiography, usually will give a definitive diagnosis of meningiomas.

Original Article

Eosinophilic Granuloma

More commonly this disease is manifested as a lytic lesion of bone. The author reports this pathologic entity as found in lymph nodes and systemically without involvement of bone, liver or spleen.

Original Article

Acute Ulceration (Stress Ulcers) of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract*

A four year experience in the treatment of stress ulcers is reviewed. The extremely high mortality in this group of patients is emphasized.

Case Report

Actinomycosis Treated with Cephalothin

Original Article

On the Pathogenesis of Sarcoidosis*

This review of a most intriguing disease informs the reader of what is known of its possible pathogenesis and also indicates the gaps in knowledge still to be filled in.

Original Article

Availability of Anesthesia Personnel for Obstetrics

The author points up the hazards of obstetric anesthesia by untrained personnel. The need for training in this area of anesthesia is emphasized for both residents in anesthesiology, physicians and nurse anesthetists.

Original Article

The Evolution and Current Status of Anterior Resection for Carcinoma of the Rectum*

The author points to the advantages of the anterior resection for cancer of the rectosigmoid and upper rectum. The technic and the complications are described.

Original Article

Endarterectomy in Cerebrovascular Diseases: 100 Consecutive Cases*

Because of the variables involved it is difficult to make comparisons between the results of operations done at several institutions. The authors report their selection of cases and results achieved by endarterectomy.

Original Article

Pneumoperitoneum and/or Temporary Plastic Prosthesis in Repair of Giant Ventral Hernia in Children*

Experience in the management of large ventral hernias in children is presented. Pitfalls in surgical intervention and suggestions for a safer operation are presented.

Original Article

The Importance of Torgersen’s Muscle in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Infantile Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis*

The authors stress the importance of a little appreciated gastric muscle in the prevention of postoperative complications following pyloromyotomy.

Clinical Brief

Intracaval Umbrella-Filter for Prevention of Recurrent Pulmonary Embolism

Case Report

Gangrene of the Fingertips in Meningococcemia

Case Report

Gardner’s Syndrome

Case Report

Primary Carcinoma Arising in the Epiphrenic Esophageal Diverticulum

Clinical Brief

Barium Laryngography

Editorial

SARCOIDOSIS

Letter to the Editor

COMMENTS FROM THE READERS

Southern Medical News

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Acknowledgment

BOOKS RECEIVED

Book Review

Physical Examination in Health and Disease

Book Review

The Registry in Cancer Control

Book Review

Molecular Aspects of Sickle Cell Hemoglobin, Clinical Aspects

Book Review

American Indian Medicine

Book Review

Radiation Biology of the Fetal and Juvenile Mammal

Book Review

Fetal Homeostasis

Book Review

The Frozen Cell

Book Review

Should Doctors Play God?

Book Review

Legal Foundations of Nursing Practice