Rebecca Gifford

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Gravid mice become progressively more susceptible to infection with the pancreatic line of Group B-1 Coxsackie virus during the last week of pregnancy. A Group A-8 strain did not have such an effect. The young that survive despite the fact that their mothers are infected with a B-1 strain appear to be normal in the gross and microscopically, to grow at the(More)
An alteration of tissue tropism of a Coxsackie virus has been observed following different methods of propagation of the virus in animals. Tropism for the adult mouse pancreas, as described by Pappenheimer, appeared to be irrevocably lost following prolonged brain-to-brain transfer. It was present in the same strain on reisolation from human feces, was(More)
A virus has been recovered from the feces of two children having symptoms similar to those of poliomyelitis. The virus is pathogenic for suckling mice and hamsters but not for rhesus monkeys. It induces striking lesions in the skeletal muscles of the experimental animal but not in the central nervous system. Other viruses inducing similar signs and lesions(More)
In this second of two articles based on a national survey of hospital CEOs, the authors probe the issue of survival as it pertains both to hospitals and their respective CEOs, and what actions CEOs believe are required to help ensure their well-being. The first article, which appeared in the April issue of Trustee, compared the thinking of hospital CEOs and(More)
The results of a national survey of hospital and corporate CEOs reveal that the two groups hold very different views of executive succession and retirement. This first of two articles examines differences in choosing and preparing a successor, mandatory retirement ages, and CEOs' plans following retirement. A second article in the May issue of Trustee will(More)