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2005-08-17 20:44:46

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Numerous reports have described racial and gender differences in the treatment and outcome of heart attack patients, and now, new research indicates that not much as changed in recent years. Black women remain less likely than other groups to receive a variety of therapies for heart attack and they are more likely to die in the hospital. "We were really surprised by the findings," lead author Dr. Viola Vaccarino, from Emory...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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