The effect of carbachol on the gallbladder was assessed in 24 White and 24 Black volunteers. The results suggest that in Blacks the gallbladder empties to a significantly greater degree than it does in Whites after administration of carbachol.
Phleboliths were sought in pelvic radiographs of some 1 500 patients of whom about half were White and half were Black.
Amikacin, a new semisynthetic aminoglycoside antibiotic, was administered parenterally to 20 patients suffering from severe Gram-negative bacterial infections.
The characteristic emotional reactions of the young child upon admission to hospital, and the long-term effects on his personality, are descriptionbed.
Seven patients with severe rheumatic heart disease and joint deformities, in whom there were no signs of active arthritis, are descriptionbed.
A case of intermittent maple syrup urine disease (branched chain keto-aciduria) in an 8-year-old girl is reported.