James W. Kirkpatrick

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Because leptospirosis has been an important cause of morbidity in U.S. soldiers training in the Republic of Panama, we conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled field trial during the fall of 1982 to determine whether doxycycline was an effective chemoprophylactic agent against this infection. Doxycycline (200 mg) or placebo was administered(More)
Protoplasts from cultured cells of soybean (Glycine max L.) and from sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis L.) mesophyll cells were fused with polyethylene glycol and subsequently cultured for six days. The resulting fusion products as well as unfused protoplasts of each parental species regenerated cell walls and divided. The fusion products were(More)
The authors describe the changes in the mental health system in Wake County, North Carolina, with a focus on the new state initiative for a managed care capitated program for children, called Carolina Alternatives. The aims of the initiative are to increase service access, provide quality services in appropriate settings, and decrease the cost for the(More)
This paper reports on preliminary investigation of the properties of randomly oriented strandboard which had waterborne or powdered copper naphthenate incorporated into the board during manufacture. When compared to zinc borate-treated controls, the mechanical properties of strandboard were not adversely affected by treatment with either form of copper(More)
Penicillinase-producing Neisseria gonorrhoeae has increased in the Far East to the point that penicillin can no longer be recommended as the drug of choice, mandating a change to spectinomycin. As part of an ongoing surveillance of antibiotic susceptibilities, minimal inhibitory concentrations of penicillin, tetracycline, spectinomycin,(More)
Hepatitis A virus infection is often described as mild or asymptomatic, particularly in children. The failure of most adults who are found to be immune to remember symptoms of an illness suggestive of hepatitis A virus supports this belief. In 1982, two large outbreaks occurred in well documented populations of military personnel. These outbreaks were each(More)
There is no indication of an increase in the number of cases of polymyositis/dermatomyositis observed and reported among the 43.3 million civilians who received the A/NJ/76 (swine flu) vaccine from October 1 to December 16, 1976, in the United States. Among nearly 1 million Army and Navy personnel who received the vaccine, there was no increase in the(More)