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1.  Sir Austin Bradford Hill and the progress of medical science. 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1992;305(6868):1521-1526.
PMCID: PMC1884735  PMID: 1286370
2.  The ups and down of bungee jumping. 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1992;305(6868):1520.
PMCID: PMC1884732  PMID: 1286369
3.  Can animals teach us medicine? 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1992;305(6868):1517-1518.
PMCID: PMC1884730  PMID: 1286366
4.  Medicinal plants: another man's poison. 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1992;305(6868):1583-1585.
PMCID: PMC1884729  PMID: 1286403
5.  Why Londoners have low death rates from ischaemic heart disease and stroke. 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1992;305(6868):1551-1554.
OBJECTIVE--To explain the low death rates from cardiovascular disease in London. SETTING--London and the other counties of England and Wales. SUBJECTS--Women living in London during 1901-10 and people in London dying during 1968-78. RESULTS--At the beginning of the twentieth century young women aged 15-34 in London had remarkably low death rates, largely because of low rates for tuberculosis and other infectious diseases and low mortality during childbirth. Their low death rates contrasted with the high rates in girls under 15 years. CONCLUSIONS--Large numbers of young women had migrated into London from agricultural counties in southern England and went into domestic service, where the diet was usually very good. Recent findings suggest that a mother's nutrition and health has a major effect on the risk of cardiovascular disease in the next generation. The low cardiovascular mortality in London is consistent with this, and contrasts with the high mortality from other common diseases.
PMCID: PMC1884723  PMID: 1286384
6.  Tourette's syndrome and creativity. 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1992;305(6868):1515-1516.
PMCID: PMC1884721  PMID: 1286364
7.  Mozart's scatological disorder. 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1992;305(6868):1563-1567.
PMCID: PMC1884718  PMID: 1286388
8.  Princess Vera Gedroits: military surgeon, poet, and author. 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1992;305(6868):1532-1534.
PMCID: PMC1884717  PMID: 1286373
9.  Paintings of a nineteenth century operating theatre. 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1992;305(6868):1549-1550.
PMCID: PMC1884716  PMID: 1286383
10.  Noise and the classical musician. 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1992;305(6868):1561-1563.
OBJECTIVES--To test the hypothesis that noise exposure may cause hearing loss in classical musicians. DESIGN--Comparison of hearing levels between two risk groups identified during the study by measuring sound levels. SETTING--Symphony orchestra and occupational health department in the west Midlands. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES--Hearing level as measured by clinical pure tone audiometry. RESULTS--Trumpet and piccolo players received a noise dose of 160% and 124%, respectively, over mean levels during part of the study. Comparison of the hearing levels of 18 woodwind and brass musicians with 18 string musicians matched for age and sex did not show a significant difference in hearing, the mean difference in the hearing levels at the high (2, 4, and 8 KHz) audiometric frequencies being 1.02 dB (95% confidence interval -2.39 to 4.43). CONCLUSIONS--This study showed that there is a potential for occupational hearing loss in classical orchestral musicians.
PMCID: PMC1884712  PMID: 1286387
11.  Could mannequins menstruate? 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1992;305(6868):1575-1576.
PMCID: PMC1884709  PMID: 1286395
12.  Convulsions at Christmas. 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1992;305(6868):1580.
PMCID: PMC1884704  PMID: 1286400
13.  How to gain weight by looking up. 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1992;305(6868):1576-1577.
PMCID: PMC1884701  PMID: 1286396
15.  A piscatorial epistle. 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1992;305(6868):1578-1579.
PMCID: PMC1884698  PMID: 1304747
16.  Does earwax lose its pathogens on your auriscope overnight? 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1992;305(6868):1571-1573.
OBJECTIVES--To describe the organisms cultured from general practitioners' auriscope earpieces; and to explore general practitioners' perceptions of the possibility of cross infection from contaminated auriscope earpieces and of how their auriscope earpieces are cleaned. DESIGN--Microbiological survey of auriscope earpieces in two general practices and a semistructured questionnaire sent to 105 general practitioners. SETTING--General practitioners served by one district general hospital microbiology laboratory in the north of England. RESULTS--Organisms were cultured from 41 (93%) of 44 auriscope earpieces, of which 14 (32%) carried potential pathogens; four (9%) were heavily contaminated. Of the 85 (81%) general practitioners who responded, 72 (85%) believed that contaminated auriscope earpieces could cause serious infection, 66 (78%) did not clean earpieces between patients, and 70 (82%) thought that patients would mind if they knew that dirty earpieces were used. CONCLUSIONS--Almost a third of auriscope earpieces were contaminated by pathogenic bacteria. Although general practitioners suspected this, most did not ensure that a clean earpiece was used for each patient.
PMCID: PMC1884694  PMID: 1286392
17.  Sitting for your portrait. 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1992;305(6868):1539-1540.
PMCID: PMC1884736  PMID: 1286376
18.  Medicine--the hearing profession? 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1992;305(6868):1568-1569.
PMCID: PMC1884731  PMID: 1286390
19.  Themistocles Gluck: an unrecognised genius. 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1992;305(6868):1534-1536.
PMCID: PMC1884727  PMID: 1286374
20.  O little wolves of Leeuwenhoek. 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1992;305(6868):1574.
PMCID: PMC1884703  PMID: 1286394
21.  Dickens and doctors: vignettes of Victorian medicine. 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1992;305(6868):1540-1542.
PMCID: PMC1884693  PMID: 1286377
22.  The transformation of maternal mortality. 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1992;305(6868):1557-1560.
PMCID: PMC1884697  PMID: 1286386
23.  Ghosts, visions, and voices. 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1992;305(6868):1518-1519.
PMCID: PMC1884722  PMID: 1286367
25.  Word perfect 
BMJ : British Medical Journal  1992;305(6868):1580-1586.
PMCID: PMC1884740

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