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June 2, 1998 / le 2 juin 1998

CMAJ 1998; 158(11)

© 1998 Canadian Medical Association / Association médicale canadienne

In this issue · Dans ce numéro

Editor's preface
Mot du rédacteur en chef

1419 News and analysis
1425 Letters ˇ Correspondance
Instructions to correspondents / Directives aux correspondants
        doctors lashing out Cover:
Doctors are lashing out against the funding crisis in an unprecedented wave of job action and other militant behaviour. Physicians in the 4 most active provinces are fed up with chronic underfunding at the expense of quality care and fair compensation (page 1505).

Couverture :
La profession médicale réagit à la crise du financement par une vague sans précédent de moyens de pression. Les médecins des quatre provinces les plus actives en ont assez du sous-financement chronique aux dépens de la qualité des soins et d'une rémunération équitable (page 1505).

  Evidence ˇ Études
1439 Mercury levels in the Cree population of James Bay, Quebec, from 1988 to 1993/94, C. Dumont, M. Girard, F. Bellavance, F. Noël [abstract / résumé]
1449 Evidence-based guidelines for universal counselling and offering of HIV testing in pregnancy in Canada, L. Samson, S. King [full text / résumé]

  Editorials ˇ Éditoriaux
1461 The hepatitis C disaster, M. McGregor [full text]
1463 Hepatitis C as medical misadventure, J. Hoey [full text]
1465 Methylmercury and fish consumption: weighing the risks, T. Clarkson [full text]
1467 Determinants — and determination, J. Hoey, B. Postl [full text]
1469 Access to prenatal HIV testing, R.S. Remis, D.M. Patrick [full text]

  Education ˇ Éducation
1473 Defining the physician's duty to warn: consensus statement of Ontario's Medical Expert Panel on Duty to Inform, L.E. Ferris, H. Barkun, J. Carlisle, B. Hoffman, C. Katz, M. Silverman [full text / résumé]
1483 Unconventional therapies for cancer: 5. Vitamins A, C and E, E. Kaegi, on behalf of the Task Force on Alternative Therapies of the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Initiative [full text]

  Experience ˇ Expérience
1491 Lassa fever: 10 years on, D. Cummins

  Public health ˇ Santé publique
1493 Injuries associated with the farm harvest in Canada, L. Hartling, W. Pickett, J.R. Guernsey, N. Alberg, T.D. Redekop, R.J. Brison [full text]

  Features ˇ Chroniques
1499 Concern mounts as transfusion medicine loses its lustre, A. Mullens [full text / en bref]
1505 In your face: A new wave of militant doctors lashes out, B. Sibbald [full text / en bref]
1510 Dr. Luigi Di Bella and the politics of elixirs, C. Gray [in brief / en bref]
1516 A Marathon session: A town's MDs develop a philosophy to call their own, M. OReilly [full text  / en brief]
1518 With HIV prevalence among women increasing, more provinces encourage prenatal testing, A. Silversides [full text / en bref]
1520 Little-publicized Manitoba case holds crucial lesson for doctors, K. Capen [in brief / en bref]

1522 On_the_Net@cma.ca ˇ Sur_le_Net@cma.ca
   Internet virology 101

  Pulse ˇ Médicogramme
1584 Projected physician supply / Nombre projeté de médecins

ISSN 0820-3946 158(11) 1409-1584 (1998)