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profileHoward Leslie Bleich, M.D.

TitleProfessor of Medicine, Emeritus
InstitutionBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
DepartmentEmeritus
AddressBeth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr
Ctr. for Clinical Computing, Feldberg 8
330 Brookline Ave
Boston MA 02215
Phone617/632-0136
Fax617/667-1518
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  1. Slack WV, Kowaloff HB, Davis RB, Delbanco T, Locke SE, Safran C, Bleich HL. Evaluation of computer-based medical histories taken by patients at home. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2012 Jul-Aug; 19(4):545-8. PMID: 22237866; PMCID: PMC3384115.
  2. Slack WV, Kowaloff HB, Davis RB, Delbanco T, Locke SE, Bleich HL. Test-retest reliability in a computer-based medical history. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011 Jan-Feb; 18(1):73-6. PMID: 21113077; PMCID: PMC3005870.
  3. Bleich HL, Slack WV. Reflections on electronic medical records: when doctors will use them and when they will not. Int J Med Inform. 2010 Jan; 79(1):1-4. PMID: 19939731.
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  4. Coletti MH, Bleich HL. Medical subject headings used to search the biomedical literature. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2001 Jul-Aug; 8(4):317-23. PMID: 11418538; PMCID: PMC130076.
  5. Slack WV, Bleich HL. The CCC system in two teaching hospitals: a progress report. Int J Med Inform. 1999 Jun; 54(3):183-96. PMID: 10405878.
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  6. Bleich HL. Why good hospitals get bad computing. Stud Health Technol Inform. 1998; 52 Pt 2:969-72. PMID: 10384604.
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  7. Zieman YL, Bleich HL. Conceptual mapping of user's queries to medical subject headings. Proc AMIA Annu Fall Symp. 1997; 519-22. PMID: 9357680; PMCID: PMC2233300.
  8. Shortliffe EH, Bleich HL, Caine CG, Masys DR, Simborg DW. The federal role in the health information infrastructure: a debate of the pros and cons of government intervention. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 1996 Jul-Aug; 3(4):249-57. PMID: 8816347; PMCID: PMC116307.
  9. Bleich HL. Keeve Brodman and the Cornell Medical Index. MD Comput. 1996 Mar-Apr; 13(2):119-20, 122, 124 passim. PMID: 8684273.
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  10. Bleich HL. Alan Turing: the machine, the enigma, and the test. MD Comput. 1995 Sep-Oct; 12(5):330, 333-4. PMID: 7564957.
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  11. Safran C, Rind D, Citroen M, Bakker AR, Slack WV, Bleich HL. Protection of confidentiality in the computer-based patient record. MD Comput. 1995 May-Jun; 12(3):189-92. PMID: 11644706.
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  12. Safran C, Rind D, Citroen M, Bakker AR, Slack WV, Bleich HL. Protection of confidentiality in the computer-based patient record. MD Comput. 1995 May-Jun; 12(3):187-92. PMID: 7596248.
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  13. Bleich HL. An inventor named Nikola Tesla. MD Comput. 1995 Mar-Apr; 12(2):81-6. PMID: 7700127.
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  14. Bleich HL. The science and ethics of the randomized clinical trial. MD Comput. 1995 Jan-Feb; 12(1):5-6. PMID: 7854079.
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  15. Bleich HL. Wesley A. Clark, Charles E. Molnar, and the LINC. MD Comput. 1994 Sep-Oct; 11(5):269-70. PMID: 7968382.
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  16. Rind DM, Safran C, Phillips RS, Wang Q, Calkins DR, Delbanco TL, Bleich HL, Slack WV. Effect of computer-based alerts on the treatment and outcomes of hospitalized patients. Arch Intern Med. 1994 Jul 11; 154(13):1511-7. PMID: 8018007.
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  17. Bleich HL. The Kaiser Permanente health plan, Dr. Morris F. Collen, and automated multiphasic testing. MD Comput. 1994 May-Jun; 11(3):136-9. PMID: 8057784.
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  18. Bleich HL. Sidney R. Garfield and the crisis in health care. MD Comput. 1994 Jan-Feb; 11(1):5-6. PMID: 8145636.
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  19. Bleich HL. Howard Raiffa and the discovery of decision analysis. MD Comput. 1993 Sep-Oct; 10(5):286-7. PMID: 8231741.
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  20. Bleich HL. John von Neumann. MD Comput. 1993 May-Jun; 10(3):141-4. PMID: 8515703.
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  21. Bleich HL. Lawrence L. Weed and the problem-oriented medical record. MD Comput. 1993 Mar-Apr; 10(2):70-1. PMID: 8469095.
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  22. Bleich HL. Critique of an evaluation of software for searching MEDLINE. Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care. 1993; 591-5. PMID: 8130543; PMCID: PMC2850645.
  23. Sands DZ, Safran C, Slack WV, Bleich HL. Use of electronic mail in a teaching hospital. Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care. 1993; 306-10. PMID: 8130484; PMCID: PMC2248523.
  24. Bleich HL, Slack WV. Designing a hospital information system: a comparison of interfaced and integrated systems. MD Comput. 1992 Sep-Oct; 9(5):293-6. PMID: 1522791.
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  25. Slack WV, Boro ES, Bleich HL. Barriers to clinical computing: what physicians can do. MD Comput. 1992 Sep-Oct; 9(5):278-80. PMID: 1522786.
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  26. Bleich HL. The doc and the dough. MD Comput. 1992 Sep-Oct; 9(5):282-3. PMID: 1522788.
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  27. Bleich HL. Medical practice and statistical analysis. MD Comput. 1992 Sep-Oct; 9(5):281. PMID: 1522787.
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  28. Bleich H. George Boole, mathematical logic, and the modern computer. MD Comput. 1992 May-Jun; 9(3):136. PMID: 1630285.
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  29. Bleich HL. Charles Babbage and his steam-driven computer. MD Comput. 1992 Mar-Apr; 9(2):69-73. PMID: 1573990.
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  30. Bleich HL. Diagnostica mathematica. MD Comput. 1992 Jan-Feb; 9(1):11. PMID: 1556907.
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  31. Bleich HL. Enemy radar, theoretical physics, and computer-assisted diagnosis. MD Comput. 1991 Sep-Oct; 8(5):269-70. PMID: 1749336.
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  32. Bleich HL. Classic articles in medical computing. MD Comput. 1991 May-Jun; 8(3):132, 134. PMID: 1857189.
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  33. Rind DM, Safran C, Phillips RS, Slack WV, Calkins DR, Delbanco TL, Bleich HL. The effect of computer-based reminders on the management of hospitalized patients with worsening renal function. Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care. 1991; 28-32. PMID: 1807605; PMCID: PMC2247489.
  34. Safran C, Herrmann F, Rind D, Kowaloff HB, Bleich HL, Slack WV. Computer-based support for clinical decision making. MD Comput. 1990 Sep-Oct; 7(5):319-22. PMID: 2243548.
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  35. Safran C, Porter D, Rury CD, Herrmann FR, Lightfoot J, Underhill LH, Bleich HL, Slack WV. ClinQuery: searching a large clinical database. MD Comput. 1990 May-Jun; 7(3):144-53. PMID: 2190058.
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  36. Safran C, Porter D, Lightfoot J, Rury CD, Underhill LH, Bleich HL, Slack WV. ClinQuery: a system for online searching of data in a teaching hospital. Ann Intern Med. 1989 Nov 01; 111(9):751-6. PMID: 2802433.
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  37. Bleich HL. The clinical implications of venous carbon dioxide tension. N Engl J Med. 1989 May 18; 320(20):1345-6. PMID: 2497347.
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  38. Melski JW, Caplan LR, Mohr JP, Geer DE, Bleich HL. Modeling the diagnosis of stroke at two hospitals. MD Comput. 1989 May-Jun; 6(3):157-63. PMID: 2666810.
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  39. Safran C, Slack WV, Bleich HL. Role of computing in patient care in two hospitals. MD Comput. 1989 May-Jun; 6(3):141-8. PMID: 2755326.
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  40. Bleich HL, Slack WV. Clinical computing. MD Comput. 1989 May-Jun; 6(3):132-5. PMID: 2755324.
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  41. Bleich HL, Safran C, Slack WV. Departmental and laboratory computing in two hospitals. MD Comput. 1989 May-Jun; 6(3):149-55. PMID: 2755327.
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  42. Melski JW, Tanenbaum L, Parrish JA, Fitzpatrick TB, Bleich HL. Oral methoxsalen photochemotherapy for the treatment of psoriasis: a cooperative clinical trial. 1977. J Invest Dermatol. 1989 Apr; 92(4 Suppl):153S; discussion 154S-156S. PMID: 2649606.
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  43. Porter D, Wigton RS, Reidelbach MA, Bleich HL, Slack WV. Self-service computerized bibliographic retrieval: a comparison of Colleague and PaperChase, programs that search the MEDLINE data base. Comput Biomed Res. 1988 Oct; 21(5):488-501. PMID: 3053026.
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  44. Underhill LH, Goldsmith C, Jackson JD, Bleich HL. PaperChase: computerized bibliographical retrieval for the physician. J Med Pract Manage. 1988; 3(4):255-63. PMID: 10302657.
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  45. Safran C, Porter D, Slack WV, Bleich HL. Diagnosis-related groups. A critical assessment of the provision for comorbidity. Med Care. 1987 Oct; 25(10):1011-4. PMID: 3121946.
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  46. Slack WV, Bleich HL. PaperChase. Ann Intern Med. 1987 May; 106(5):782-3. PMID: 3551716.
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  47. Bleich HL, Underhill LH. Access to PaperChase. West J Med. 1987 Mar; 146(3):366. PMID: 18750180.
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  48. Underhill LH, Bleich HL. Correction: computer programs for physicians. West J Med. 1987 Feb; 146(2):236. PMID: 18750163.
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  49. Ryan P, Winand D, Bleich HL, Slack WV, Porter D. Computer searching of the medical literature. Ann Intern Med. 1987 Jan; 106(1):168-9. PMID: 3538967.
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  50. Underhill LH, Bleich HL. Bringing the medical literature to physicians. Self-service computerized bibliographic retrieval. West J Med. 1986 Dec; 145(6):853-8. PMID: 3544510; PMCID: PMC1307161.
  51. Bleich HL, Beckley RF, Horowitz GL, Jackson JD, Moody ES, Franklin C, Goodman SR, McKay MW, Pope RA, Walden T, et al. Clinical computing in a teaching hospital. N Engl J Med. 1985 Mar 21; 312(12):756-64. PMID: 3838364.
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  52. Bleich HL, Jackson JD, Rosenberg HA. PaperChase: a program to search the medical literature. MD Comput. 1985 Mar-Apr; 2(2):54-8. PMID: 3916114.
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  53. Stern RS, Parrish JA, Fitzpatrick TB, Bleich HL. Actinic degeneration in association with long-term use of PUVA. J Invest Dermatol. 1985 Feb; 84(2):135-8. PMID: 3968447.
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  54. Stern RS, Laird N, Melski J, Parrish JA, Fitzpatrick TB, Bleich HL. Cutaneous squamous-cell carcinoma in patients treated with PUVA. N Engl J Med. 1984 May 03; 310(18):1156-61. PMID: 6709010.
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  55. Horowitz GL, Jackson JD, Bleich HL. PaperChase. Self-service bibliographic retrieval. JAMA. 1983 Nov 11; 250(18):2494-9. PMID: 6355532.
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  56. Horowitz GL, Jackson JD, Bleich HL. PaperChase: computerized bibliographic retrieval to answer clinical questions. Methods Inf Med. 1983 Oct; 22(4):183-8. PMID: 6361485.
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  57. Moore MJ, Bleich HL. Consulting the computer about acid-base disorders. Respir Care. 1982 Jul; 27(7):834-8. PMID: 10315286.
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  58. Horowitz GL, Bleich HL. PaperChase: a computer program to search the medical literature. N Engl J Med. 1981 Oct 15; 305(16):924-30. PMID: 7024808.
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  59. Stern RS, Thibodeau LA, Kleinerman RA, Parrish JA, Fitzpatrick TB, Bleich HL. Effect of methoxsalen photochemotherapy on cost of treatment for psoriasis. An example of technological assessment. JAMA. 1981 May 15; 245(19):1913-8. PMID: 7230382.
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  60. Leeming BW, Porter D, Jackson JD, Bleich HL, Simon M. Computerized radiologic reporting with voice data-entry. Radiology. 1981 Mar; 138(3):585-8. PMID: 7465833.
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  61. Stern RS, Kleinerman RA, Parrish JA, Fitzpatrick TB, Bleich HL. Phototoxic reactions to photoactive drugs in patients treated with PUVA. Arch Dermatol. 1980 Nov; 116(11):1269-71. PMID: 6776898.
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  62. Leeming BW, Simon M, Jackson JD, Horowitz GL, Bleich HL. Advances in radiologic reporting with Computerized Language Information Processing (CLIP). Radiology. 1979 Nov; 133(2):349-53. PMID: 493521.
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  63. Bleich HL, Moore MJ, Lemann J, Adams ND, Gray RW. Urinary calcium excretion in human beings. N Engl J Med. 1979 Sep 06; 301(10):535-41. PMID: 37442.
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  64. Melski JW, Geer DE, Bleich HL. Medical information storage and retrieval using preprocessed variables. Comput Biomed Res. 1978 Dec; 11(6):613-21. PMID: 738036.
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  65. Mohr JP, Caplan LR, Melski JW, Goldstein RJ, Duncan GW, Kistler JP, Pessin MS, Bleich HL. The Harvard Cooperative Stroke Registry: a prospective registry. Neurology. 1978 Aug; 28(8):754-62. PMID: 567291.
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  66. Bleich HL, Boro ES, Rowe JW. Clinical research on aging: strategies and directions. N Engl J Med. 1977 Dec 15; 297(24):1332-6. PMID: 917089.
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  67. Beckley RF, Bleich HL. Paper chase: a computer-based reprint storage and retrieval system. Comput Biomed Res. 1977 Aug; 10(4):423-30. PMID: 891152.
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  68. Fisher LA, Johnson TS, Porter D, Bleich HL, Slack WV. Collection of a clean voided urine specimen: a comparison among spoken, written, and computer-based instructions. Am J Public Health. 1977 Jul; 67(7):640-4. PMID: 327837; PMCID: PMC1653701.
  69. Melski JW, Tanenbaum L, Parrish JA, Fitzpatrick TB, Bleich HL. Oral methoxsalen photochemotherapy for the treatment of psoriasis: a cooperative clinical trial. J Invest Dermatol. 1977 Jun; 68(6):328-35. PMID: 864273.
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  70. Bleich HL, Boro ES. Systemic hypertension and the relaxation response. N Engl J Med. 1977 May 19; 296(20):1152-6. PMID: 323702.
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  71. Bleich HL, Boro ES. Metabolic and hepatic effects of alcohol. N Engl J Med. 1977 Mar 17; 296(11):612-6. PMID: 840243.
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  72. Reich PR, Geer DE, Bleich HL. A computer program for the diagnosis of hematologic disorders. Am J Hematol. 1977; 3:127-35. PMID: 341694.
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  73. Bleich HL, Boro ES. Control of lymphocyte function. N Engl J Med. 1976 Nov 18; 295(21):1180-6. PMID: 185516.
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  74. Bleich HL, Boro ES. Antidiuretic hormone. N Engl J Med. 1976 Sep 16; 295(12):659-65. PMID: 184385.
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  75. Bleich HL, Boro ES. Cell kinetics and practical consequences for therapy of acute leukemia. N Engl J Med. 1975 Aug 21; 293(8):389-93. PMID: 1057045.
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  76. Briccetti AB, Bleich HL. A computer program that evaluates patients with hypercalcemia. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1975 Aug; 41(2):365-72. PMID: 1099114.
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  77. Bleich HL, Boro ES. Initiation of thyroid-hormone action. N Engl J Med. 1975 May 15; 292(20):1063-8. PMID: 164625.
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  78. Bleich HL. Computerized clinical diagnosis. Fed Proc. 1974 Dec; 33(12):2317-9. PMID: 4611801.
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  79. Simon M, Leeming BW, Bleich HL, Reiffen B, Byrd J, Blair D, Shimm D. Computerized radiology reporting using coded language. Radiology. 1974 Nov; 113(2):343-9. PMID: 4609341.
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  80. Hadley TP, Geer DE, Bleich HL, Freedberg IM. The use of digital computers in dermatologic diagnosis: computer-aided diagnosis of febrile illness with eruption. J Invest Dermatol. 1974 Apr; 62(4):467-72. PMID: 4595091.
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  81. Bleich HL, Roberts AS. II. Electrolyte and acid-base equilibrium. Physiologist. 1973 Nov; 16(4):644-9. PMID: 4586221.
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  82. Gilchrest BA, Deykin D, Bleich HL. A computer-based teaching program in hemostasis. Blood. 1972 Oct; 40(4):560-7. PMID: 5075297.
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  83. Bleich HL. Computer-based consultation. Electrolyte and acid-base disorders. Am J Med. 1972 Sep; 53(3):285-91. PMID: 4559984.
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  84. Rothenberg R, Bleich HL. Tertiary care and primary prevention. N Engl J Med. 1972 Mar 09; 286(10):548-9. PMID: 5059275.
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  85. Bleich HL. Prognosis by calculation. N Engl J Med. 1971 Dec 30; 285(27):1533-4. PMID: 5127145.
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  86. Karpinski RH, Bleich HL. MISAR: a miniature information storage and retrieval system. Comput Biomed Res. 1971 Dec; 4(6):655-60. PMID: 5140223.
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  87. Bleich HL. The computer as a consultant. N Engl J Med. 1971 Jan 21; 284(3):141-7. PMID: 4922777.
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  88. Bleich HL. Computer evaluation of acid-base disorders. J Clin Invest. 1969 Sep; 48(9):1689-96. PMID: 4898409; PMCID: PMC535740.
  89. Bleich HL. Computer evaluation of acid-base disorders. Trans Assoc Am Physicians. 1968; 81:184-9. PMID: 5721399.
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  90. Bleich HL, Schwartz WB. Tris buffer (THAM). An appraisal of its physiologic effects and clinical usefulness. N Engl J Med. 1966 Apr 07; 274(14):782-7. PMID: 17926886.
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  91. Bleich HL, Tannen RL, Schwartz WB. The induction of metabolic alkalosis by correction of potassium deficiency. J Clin Invest. 1966 Apr; 45(4):573-9. PMID: 5937028; PMCID: PMC292731.
  92. Tannen RL, Bleich HL, Schwartz WB. The renal response to acid loads in metabolic alkalosis; an assessment of the mechanisms regulating acid excretion. J Clin Invest. 1966 Apr; 45(4):562-72. PMID: 5937027; PMCID: PMC292730.
  93. KASSIRER JP, BLEICH HL. RAPID ESTIMATION OF PLASMA CARBON DIOXIDE TENSION FROM PH AND TOTAL CARBON DIOXIDE CONTENT. N Engl J Med. 1965 May 20; 272:1067-8. PMID: 14281544.
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  94. Bleich HL, Tannen RL, Schwartz WB. Induction of metabolic alkalosis by the correction of potassium deficiency. Trans Assoc Am Physicians. 1965; 78:82-9. PMID: 5864985.
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  95. BLEICH HL, BERKMAN PM, SCHWARTZ WB. THE RESPONSE OF CEREBROSPINAL FLUID COMPOSITION TO SUSTAINED HYPERCAPNIA. J Clin Invest. 1964 Jan; 43:11-8. PMID: 14105223; PMCID: PMC289490.
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