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BACKGROUND After the Chernobyl nuclear accident on April 26, 1986, all children in the contaminated territory of the Narodichesky region, Zhitomir Oblast, Ukraine, were obliged to participate in a yearly medical examination. We present the results from these examinations for the years 1993 to 1998. Since the hematopoietic system is an important target, we(More)
OBJECTIVES This survey was conducted to determine the frequency with which different data analysis techniques are being used in occupational cohort studies. Of particular interest was the relative use of external and internal comparison groups, and the choice of multivariable model. METHODS Occupational cohort studies published in 1990-91 were located(More)
  • H. Pastides
  • 1981
This study was initiated in order to estimate and compare the occurrence of nutritional anemia in three groups of adolescents and young adults. The first group comprised 159 individuals aged 14-21, who had been previously screened for thalassemia in three Connecticut cities. The second group was made up of 163 Derby High School students, aged 14-18, who had(More)
This volume is the forty-seventh addition to the History of Medicine Series of the Library of the New York Academy of Medicine. Being a member of a series, it does not attempt to survey the field of the history of medicine. It does, however, offer a range of colorful and interesting works whose topics span the breadth of both subject and time. For lovers of(More)
In his prefatory note Dr. Rosenberg tells the unfortunate story of this book's publication. It had been quietly planned in early 1977 and was intended to be presented to George Rosen in the spring of 1978, marking his retirement. This effort was unexpectedly transformed into a memorial volume when Dr. Rosen died suddenly in the summer of 1977. George Rosen(More)
The occurrence of diabetes, hypertension, and diaphragmatic hernia was investigated in an institutionalized population of long-term epileptics. Review of medical records determined the prevalence ratio of diabetes to be about 1.6% and the prevalence of hypertension to be about 2.3%. Both of these estimates are significantly lower than the rates in the(More)
The economically indigent are at a greater-risk for acquiring many medical conditions than are the economically privileged. Is this due to genetic, environmental, or social factors, or some combination of them? The answer, of course, is that each disease and injurious process has an etiology of its own and that each of the aforementioned factors contributes(More)
273 Overall, this is an excellent source book for geneticists and immunologists who deal with patients with genetic disorders of immune function. It will also be helpful to researchers in the field because it reviews the relevant evidence for genetic and metabolic errors in immune function. The first section of this new work is an essay by Professor Fox(More)