Best of PubMed #9

And yet another entry in the series… Hundreds of more gems from research in the waiting list! Stand by for new posts in the series at least twice a week. As usual, to follow up on these suspenseful bits of research, visit the PubMed website and paste the PMID number into the search box.

Cookie monster is autistic.
Cruz VK, Andron L, Sammons C.
Child Today. 1984 Mar-Apr;13(2):18-20.
PMID: 6723411

Let me whisper in your ear.
Hume A.
Nurs Times. 1988 Apr 20-26;84(16):39-41.
PMID: 3285329

Have we created the monster under the bed?
Hill MJ.
Dermatol Nurs. 2003 Jun;15(3):213.
PMID: 12875009

Gadgets are garbage.
Pogue D.
Sci Am. 2011 May;304(5):36.
PMID: 21595401

A 4-year-old with a “pirate face”.
Fossati-Bellani MR, Steele RW.
Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011 Jun;50(6):567-9.
PMID: 21138849

Pirate teeth.
Curtis EK.
J Mass Dent Soc. 2007 Winter;55(4):56.
PMID: 17338466

Would you like a bite of my peanut butter sandwich?
Hofmann RJ.
J Learn Disabil. 1983 Mar;16(3):174-7.
PMID: 6864106

“Will there be peanut butter and jelly in heaven”?
Bennink RJ.
J Pastoral Care Counsel. 2006 Fall;60(3):299-303.
PMID: 17059120

Whiskey barrel explosions–a newly discovered danger.
Becker DW Jr.
JAMA. 1980 Jan 25;243(4):330.
PMID: 7351738

“Pour Me a Gin and Tonic, Honey; It’s After 5 in Paris.”
Wolff CG.
Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry. 2001 Feb;3(1):28-29.
PMID: 15014626

The uses of hopelessness.
Bennett MI, Bennett MB.
Am J Psychiatry. 1984 Apr;141(4):559-62.
PMID: 6703135

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