Best of PubMed, Halloween Special part 3: Monsters & co.

An acute anxiety state in an adolescent precipitated by viewing a horror movie.
Mathai J.
J Adolesc. 1983 Jun;6(2):197-200.
PMID: 6886163

Frankenstein and the hot potato.
Leeder S.
Aust N Z J Public Health. 1999 Jun;23(3):227-8.
PMID: 10388161

Who can control this son of Frankenstein?
Nazer G.
Nurs Mirror. 1979 May 3;148(18):7.
PMID: 255283

[Why is doctor Jekyll a physician? …and how closely related is he to Frankenstein?].
Schöldström U.
Lakartidningen. 1998 Mar 4;95(10):1028-30. Swedish.
PMID: 9528256

Dr. Frankenstein, I presume? Who’s to kill, or should we kill the monster we have created?
Prior JT.
N Y State J Med. 1981 Jul;81(8):1266-8.
PMID: 6789258

The monster in the server room.
Gentry R.
Dermatol Nurs. 2008 Aug;20(4):311-2.
PMID: 18819227

Bug-eyed monster.
Dowd C.
Nurs Stand. 1997 Nov 5-11;12(7):16.
PMID: 9418444

Chasing the monster.
Cordell T.
N C Med J. 2007 Sep-Oct;68(5):331-2.
PMID: 18183752

A monster problem meets its match when the Monster Cigarette comes to town!
[No authors listed]
Mich Nurse. 2003 Apr;76(4):12-3.
PMID: 12764943

The monster has a name.
Harrelson SL.
J Pract Nurs. 1995 Sep;45(3):15-7.
PMID: 7494200

The monster test.
Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1960 Nov;3:535-44.
PMID: 13760440

What do you do with little monsters?
Peyraud AP.
CAL. 1971 Oct;34(4):14-8.
PMID: 4256358

There’s a new monster in my office.
Layman GA.
Dent Econ. 1975 May;65(5):23-6.
PMID: 1055086

Jan lives with “the monster”.
Carlson J.
Australas Nurses J. 1972 May;1(11):8.
PMID: 4483943

When the “Martinsburg Monster” picks you out.
Martinson R.
Dent Manage. 1968 Feb;8(2):34-44.
PMID: 5236517

[The good monster Cyborg].
[No authors listed]
Riv Med Aeronaut Spaz. 1967 Jul-Sep;30(3):354-63. Italian.
PMID: 5597660

Taming the monster in the chair.
Peyraud AP.
CAL. 1965 Nov;28(5):1-7.
PMID: 4221033

Feeding the monster in the middle.
Waldrop MM.
Science. 1989 Jan 27;243(4890):478.
PMID: 17799183

A pestilent monster on prowl.
Mathew NM.
Health Millions. 1998 Jan-Feb;24(1):2.
PMID: 12348527

[The history of the speckled monster].
Rimar Y.
Harefuah. 2006 Aug;145(8):611-6, 629. Hebrew.
PMID: 16983849

Country doctor and speckled monster.
Empson J.
Nature. 1996 May 2;381(6577):26.
PMID: 8609981

Extinction of the speckled monster celebrated in 1996.
Copeman PW.
J Med Biogr. 1998 Feb;6(1):39-42.
PMID: 11619875

Taming the measurement monster.
Spath PL.
Front Health Serv Manage. 2007 Summer;23(4):3-14.
PMID: 17621923

The monster at our door.
Samuelson RJ.
Newsweek. 2006 Sep 18;148(12):51.
PMID: 17037901

Fighting the monster.
Maxmen A.
Nature. 2010 Jul 15;466(7304):S18-9. doi: 10.1038/nature09243.   Erratum in: Nature. 2010 Aug 26;466(7310):1134.
PMID: 20631699

Should we be afraid of the Green Monster?
Rumbaugh K.
Crit Care Med. 2009 May;37(5):1826-7.
PMID: 19373066

An unidentified monster in the bed.
Ginsberg D.
Mcgill J Med. 2009 Jan;12(1):31-8.
PMID: 19753285

The cookie monster.
Reece RL.
Conn Med. 2011 May;75(5):307.
PMID: 21678847

Monsters under the bed.
Wallis L.
Nurs Stand. 1999 Nov 3-9;14(7):18-9.
PMID: 11075117

Where monsters hide.
Shaw BW Jr.
Liver Transpl. 2001 Oct;7(10):928-32.
PMID: 11679995

Attack of the pocket monsters: no lasting effects.
Faught E.
Epilepsy Curr. 2004 Sep-Oct;4(5):198-9.
PMID: 16059499

Monsters at the gate: are you making people barf?
Dick T.
JEMS. 2005 Sep;30(9):26.
PMID: 16373096

Love and other monsters: an introduction.
Smith HF.
Psychoanal Q. 2006 Jul;75(3):685-8.
PMID: 16924970

Monsters are people too.
Levy J, Foulsham T, Kingstone A.
Biol Lett. 2013 Feb 23;9(1):20120850.
PMID: 23118434

Magnetic resonance imaging monsters and surgical vampires.
Schaefer GR, Matus HL, Goetz C, Arora VM.
Arch Surg. 2011 Nov;146(11):1333; author reply 1333-4. doi: 10.1001/archsurg.2011.284.   Erratum in: Arch Surg. 2012 Jan;147(1):56.
PMID: 22106330

Clin Med (Northfield Il). 1964 Jan;71:17-8.
PMID: 15446101

Monsters, monitors and the merry mousketeers.
Worley E.
Am J Nurs. 1969 Jul;69(7):1443-5.
PMID: 5192668

Closet monsters.
Alty CT.
RDH. 1995 Nov;15(11):30-1.
PMID: 9534477

[A defense against the troll?].
Migotto C.
G Ital Nefrol. 2012 Jan-Feb;29(1):9. Italian.
PMID: 22388897

Controlling the troll.
Kalil AC, Lyden E, Stoner J.
Ann Intern Med. 2006 Mar 21;144(6):457-8; author reply 458.
PMID: 16549868

My daughter is a Klingon.
Bennett HJ.
J Fam Pract. 1994 Sep;39(3):295-6.
PMID: 8077912

The invisible woman.
Krausz R.
Int J Psychoanal. 1994 Feb;75 ( Pt 1):59-72.
PMID: 8005765

Shrunken head (tsantsa): a complete forensic analysis procedure.
Charlier P, Huynh-Charlier I, Brun L, Hervé C, de la Grandmaison GL.
Forensic Sci Int. 2012 Oct 10;222(1-3):399.e1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2012.06.009. Epub 2012 Jun 27.
PMID: 22742740

Dick T.
EMS Mag. 2008 Oct;37(10):32.
PMID: 18959334

Cow costume not (always) required.
Putre L.
Hosp Health Netw. 2013 Jul;87(7):65.
PMID: 23961591


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