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April 27, 1907

Progressive Medicine, Vol. 1, March. 1907. A Quarterly Digest of Advances, Discoveries and Improvements in the Medical Sciences.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(17):1454. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520430066025

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In this issue Dr. C. H. Frazier, in the Department of Surgery of the Head, Neck and Thorax, presents a complete review of the practical bearing of edema of the brain in early operations for intracranial injuries, and gives a résumé of 530 cases of fractures of the base of the skull. Among other topics discussed are the following: Results of thyroidectomy in over a thousand cases; a summary of 16 cases of suture of the heart; operations on the pituitary body; trifacial neuralgia; epilepsy and cerebral abscess. Dr. Robert H. Preble devotes considerable space to the part taken by insects in the transmission of various infectious diseases. Dr. Floyd M. Crandall discusses the incidence of disease in childhood; infantile mortality; the tonsil as a portal of microbic infection; hernia in young children; enuresis; infant feeding; the management of infants in hot weather, etc. The Department of Rhinology and Laryngology

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