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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)
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)
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)
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)
This new book reflects the transcription of three lectures given at Yale University and dedicated to the memory of Sigmund Freud. They were apparently a wonderfully rambling set of discourses which retain much of their witty informality while necessarily sacrificing some of their spontaneity in the written form. What is psychoanalysis? Dr. Loewald tackles(More)