The Keys of the Kingdom Book

The Keys of the Kingdom | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Download full pdf book The Keys of the Kingdom by AJ Cronin available in full 459 pages, and make sure to check out other latest books Fiction related to The Keys of the Kingdom below.

The Keys of the Kingdom

By AJ Cronin
  • ISBN Code: : 0795345488
  • Publisher : Rosetta Books
  • Pages : 459
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 923
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-keys-of-the-kingdom.pdf

Book Excerpt :

A.J. Cronin’s inspiring novel of a controversial Scottish priest on a mission in China, where he learns the true meaning of humanity—and of faith. Francis Chisholm—a kindhearted and straightforward Scottish priest—walks a path all his own, making him unpopular with other members of the clergy. Ostracized by the clerical community and looked down on by his superiors, Chisholm takes a position in China where he supervises a mission beset by poverty, civil war, and plague. He encounters fierce resistance from the local Chinese who distrust his motives, especially as they do not understand or condone his faith. Despite enormous obstacles and temptations, Father Chisholm continues to live in accordance with what he holds as the ultimate truth—serving humanity is the one true religion of the world. The Keys of the Kingdom was adapted into the 1944 film starring Gregory Peck as Fr. Francis Chisholm, a role for which he earned his first Best Actor Oscar nomination. Hailed as “a magnificent story of the great adventure of individual goodness” by The New York Times Book Review and “full of life and people and color” by Harper’s, The Keys of the Kingdom is considered by many to be A.J. Cronin’s finest work.

Recommended Books For Reading


  • A.J. Cronin
    A.J. Cronin

    A Book written by Alan Davies, published by Alma Books 2018-01-01 - 301 pages - part of Biography & Autobiography books.

    Get eBook
  • The Stars Look Down
    The Stars Look Down

    A Book written by AJ Cronin, published by Rosetta Books 2015-04-15 - 604 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • AJ Cronin Bestsellers
    AJ Cronin Bestsellers

    A Book written by AJ Cronin, published by Rosetta Books 2020-10-16 - 1297 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • The Interpretation Of Dreams
    The Interpretation Of Dreams

    A Book written by Sigmund Freud,A. J. Cronin, published by Read Books Ltd 2013-04-16 - 600 pages - part of Psychology books.

    Get eBook
  • The Passage
    The Passage

    A Book written by Justin Cronin, published by Doubleday Canada 2010-06-08 - 640 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • Democracy and Political Culture
    Democracy and Political Culture

    A Book written by Ross McKibbin, published by Oxford University Press 2019-02-07 - 240 pages - part of History books.

    Get eBook
  • Doctors and Patients - An Anthology
    Doctors and Patients - An Anthology

    A Book written by Cecil G. Helman, published by CRC Press 2018-12-12 - 173 pages - part of Medical books.

    Get eBook

Read Also This Books

Until We Meet

By Camille Di Maio
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Forever
  • Book Code : 1538738023
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 895
  • Pdf File: until-we-meet.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A poignant and page-turning story of three women whose lives are forever changed by war.… New York City, 1943 Can one small act change the course of a life?Margaret’s job at the Navy Yard brings her freedoms she never dared imagine, but she wants to do something more personal to help the war effort. Knitting socks for soldiers is a way to occupy her quiet nights and provide comfort to the boys abroad. But when a note she tucks inside one of her socks sparks a relationship with a long-distance pen pal, she finds herself drawn to a man she’s never even met. Can a woman hold on to her independence if she gives away her heart? Gladys has been waiting her whole life for the kinds of opportunities available to her now that so many men are fighting overseas. She’s not going to waste a single one. And she’s not going to let her two best friends waste them either. Then she meets someone who values her opinions as much as she likes giving them, and suddenly she is questioning everything she once held dear. Can an unwed mother survive on her own?Dottie is in a dire situation—she’s pregnant, her fiancé is off fighting the war, and if her parents find out about the baby, they’ll send her away and make her give up her child. Knitting helps take her mind off her uncertain future—until the worst happens and she must lean on her friends like never before. With their worlds changing in unimaginable ways, Margaret, Gladys, and Dottie will learn that the unbreakable bond of friendship between them is what matters most of all.

Biomarkers in Urologic Cancer, An Issue of Urologic Clinics of North America, E-Book

By Kevin R. Loughlin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Book Code : 0323417191
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 613
  • Pdf File: biomarkers-in-urologic-cancer-an-issue-of-urologic-clinics-of-north-america-e-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The past decade has been marked by the acceleration of our understanding of the molecular biology of cancer. Simultaneously, there have been increasing exigencies to diagnose, treat and follow cancer patients more economically. Biomarkers represent the marriage of science and economics. Biomarkers offer the potential to increase the precision of diagnosis, prognosis, and surveillance of urological malignancies. This issue presents the cutting-edge advances of biomarker technology to urologic oncology.

Cell & Molecular Biology of Prostate Cancer

By Heide Schatten
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319956930
  • Total of Pages : 129
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 727
  • Pdf File: cell-molecular-biology-of-prostate-cancer.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume covers classic and modern cell and molecular biology of prostate cancer, as well as novel biomarkers, inflammation, centrosome pathologies, microRNAs, cancer initiation novel biomarkers, inflammation, centrosome pathologies, microRNAs, cancer initiation and genetics, epigenetics, mitochondrial dysfunctions and apoptosis, cancer stem cells, angiogenesis and progression to metastasis, and treatment strategies including clinical trials related to prostate cancer. Cell & Molecular Biology of Prostate Cancer is one of two companion books comprehensively addressing the biology and clinical aspects of prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer: Molecular & Diagnostic Imaging and Treatment Stategies, the companion volume, discusses both classic and the most recent imaging approaches including analysis of needle biopsies, applications of nanoparticle probes and peptide-based radiopharmaceuticals for detection, early diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Taken together, these volumes form one comprehensive and invaluable contribution to the literature.

Lucky Jim

By James Hart
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cleis Press
  • Book Code : 162778215X
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 649
  • Pdf File: lucky-jim.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Lucky Jim is the memoir of writer Jim Hart, the story of how he survived a violent childhood home, created a love that was both so right and so wrong, overcame obsessive dependencies, and finally found the strength to be his true self. Jim is a master at building relationships. Charming, funny, and a great listener, his success in life and business was based on his ability to connect with others, from people recovering in 12-step groups in Upstate New York to those living in the rarified air of Martha’s Vineyard. But after more than twenty years sober, one slip-up triggered an active addiction that threatened his relationships with his then-wife, singer-songwriter Carly Simon, his recovery friends, his severely disabled son, and even with himself as he began to confront his sexuality. With profound clarity and thoughtful language, Jim weaves together the beautiful and all-too-often heartbreaking events of his life into an inspiring tale of bravery, healing, and above all, love.

Come Thirsty

By Max Lucado
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1418514764
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 880
  • Pdf File: come-thirsty.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Are you feeling a little dry? Edgy and rigid? Ineffective? What would it take to be more useful in the hands of the One who made you? Just come to the well, says bestselling author Max Lucado. In this renewing and life-giving book Max leads us to the four essential nutrients every soul needs. Experience Christ's work on the cross and know that your sins are pardoned and your death is defeated. Receive Christ's energy and believe that you can do all things through the one who gives you strength. Receive his Lordship, knowing that you belong to him and that he looks out for you. Receive his love and feel confident that nothing can separate you from it. Come to the well...to Christ's work on the cross, his energy, his Lordship and his Love.

Britain's War Machine

By David Edgerton
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141969261
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : History
  • Members : 725
  • Pdf File: britain-s-war-machine.pdf

Book Short Summary:

GUARDIAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR The familiar image of the British in the Second World War is that of the plucky underdog taking on German might. David Edgerton's bold, compelling new history shows the conflict in a new light, with Britain as a very wealthy country, formidable in arms, ruthless in pursuit of its interests and sitting at the heart of a global production system. The British, indeed Churchillian, vision of war and modernity was challenged by repeated defeat by less well equipped enemies. Yet the end result was a vindication of this vision. Like the United States, a powerful Britain won a cheap victory, while others paid a great price. Britain's War Machine, by putting resources, machines and experts at the heart of a global rather than merely imperial story, demolishes some of the most cherished myths about wartime Britain and gives us a very different and often unsettling picture of a great power in action

Issues in National, Regional, and Environmental Health and Medicine: 2013 Edition

By
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • Book Code : 1490110321
  • Total of Pages : 781
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 975
  • Pdf File: issues-in-national-regional-and-environmental-health-and-medicine.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Issues in National, Regional, and Environmental Health and Medicine: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Environmental Health. The editors have built Issues in National, Regional, and Environmental Health and Medicine: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Environmental Health in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in National, Regional, and Environmental Health and Medicine: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Leonard

By William Shatner,David Fisher
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Book Code : 125008332X
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 215
  • Pdf File: leonard.pdf

Book Short Summary:

New York Times Bestseller Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner first crossed paths as actors on the set of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Little did they know that their next roles as Spock and Captain Kirk, in a new science fiction television series, would shape their lives in ways no one could have anticipated. In seventy-nine television episodes of Star Trek and six feature films, they grew to know each other more than most friends could ever imagine. Over the course of half a century, Shatner and Nimoy saw each other through personal and professional highs and lows. In this powerfully emotional book, Shatner tells the story of a man who was his friend for five decades, recounting anecdotes and untold stories of their lives on and off set, as well as gathering stories from others who knew Nimoy well, to present a full picture of a rich life. As much a biography of Nimoy as a story of their friendship, Leonard is a uniquely heartfelt book written by one legendary actor in celebration of another.

Doctors in Fiction

By Borys Surawicz,Beverly Jacobson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1315357860
  • Total of Pages : 214
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 100
  • Pdf File: doctors-in-fiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Medical practitioners are key actors in many well-known works of fiction and literature, presenting a vital insight into the social, medical, scientific and ethical concerns of their authors and readers. However, medical professionals are often left little time to explore such cultural perceptions of their profession, and by extension themselves, despite the extent to which the views of their patients and society have been - and still are - shaped by them. Doctors in Fiction explores and analyzes representations of medical practitioners in fiction, encompassing classic and contemporary literature, popular fiction, and authors from many nations and traditions. These include among others: Albert Camus A* Anton Checkhov A* Robertson Davies A* Graham Greene A* George Eliot A* Ian McEwan A* F. Scott Fitzgerald A* Jaroroslav Hasek A* Henrik Ibsen A* John Irving A* Patrick O'Brien A* Boris Pasternak A* Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn This book will be of interest to those with an interest in the medical humanities, and to students of cultural history and literature. It will also be of particular interest to medical practitioners of all kinds who enjoy literature and wish to understand and reflect upon wider perceptions of their profession.

Sick-Note Britain

By Adrian Massey
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 178738229X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 798
  • Pdf File: sick-note-britain.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Dr Adrian Massey has worked at the intersection of medicine and society for decades. He argues compellingly that our hyper-medicalized society has falsely equated sickness with illness, and sickness with unfitness to work--whereas sickness is primarily a social problem requiring social, not medical, solutions. Sick-Note Britain lays bare Britain's gross error: when doctors cannot 'fix' anxiety or chronic pain, workplace attendance is still treated as a matter for arbitration by our strained primary care service. What is needed is a tailored, employer-employee contractual solution, but obstacles block this approach: excessively complex employment law constraining both sides; an outdated benefits system that overburdens doctors and traumatizes the vulnerable; and a workplace culture that is too inflexible to keep sick employees in work. This is a blistering condemnation of a sham system that works for nobody, and an urgent call to rethink how we manage sickness--for the sake of our economy, our wellbeing, and our health service.

Evidence-based Urology

By Philipp Dahm,Roger Dmochowski
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119129893
  • Total of Pages : 616
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 991
  • Pdf File: evidence-based-urology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An updated and revised resource to evidence-based urology information and a guide for clinical practice The revised and updated second edition of Evidence-Based Urology offers the most current information on the suitability of both medical and surgical treatment options for a broad spectrum of urological conditions based on the best evidence available. The text covers each of the main urologic areas in specific sections such as general urology, oncology, female urology, trauma/reconstruction, pediatric urology, etc. All the evidence presented is rated for quality using the respected GRADE framework. Throughout the text, the authors highlight the most patient-important, clinical questions likely to be encountered by urologists in day-to-day practice. A key title in the “Evidence-Based” series, this revised and expanded edition of Evidence-Based Urology contains new chapters on a variety of topics including: quality improvement, seminoma, nonseminomatous germ cell tumor, penile cancer, medical prophylaxis, vesicoureteral reflux disease, cryptorchidism, prenatal hydronephrosis, and myelodysplasia. This updated resource: Offers a guide that centers on 100% evidence approach to medical and surgical approaches Provides practical recommendations for the care of individual patients Includes nine new chapters on the most recently trending topics Contains information for effective patient management regimes that are supported by evidence Puts the focus on the most important patient and clinical questions that are commonly encountered in day-to-day practice Written for urologists of all levels of practice, Evidence-Based Urology offers an invaluable treasure-trove of evidence-based information that is distilled into guidance for clinical practice.

Cinema, MD

By Eelco F.M. Wijdicks MD, PhD
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190685808
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 689
  • Pdf File: cinema-md.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Cinema, MD follows the intersection of medicine and film and how filmmakers wrote a history of medicine over time. The narrative follows several main story lines: How did the portrayal of physicians, nurses, and medical institutions change over the years? What interested filmmakers, and which topics had priority? What does film's obsession with experiments and monstrosities reveal about medical ethics and malpractice? How could the public's perception of the medical profession change when watching these films on diseases and treatments, including palliative care and medical ethics? Are screenwriters, actors, and film directors channeling a popular view of medicine? Cinema, MD analyzes not only changing practices, changing morals, and changing expectations but also medical stereotypes, medical activism, and violations of patients' integrity and autonomy. Examining over 400 films with medical themes over a century of cinema, this book establishes the cultural, medical, and historical importance of the art form. Film allows us to see our humanity, our frailty, and our dependence when illness strikes. Cinema, MD provides uniquely new and fascinating insight into both film criticism and the history of medicine and has a resonance to the medical world we live in today.

What is Love

By Pauli Rose Libsohn
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Book Code : 1641387017
  • Total of Pages : 182
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 626
  • Pdf File: what-is-love.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For the first time, to my knowledge, my mother was able to put into English, the components of what is love. It was her uncommon brilliance that produced “Immortal Kisses – Confessions Of a Poet,” and its companion “Songs Of You – A Postscript,” books of poetic jewels that I refer to as “written gold.” Penned by her loving hand, she wrote with passion, and a depth of emotion that could only have evolved from my mother’s extraordinary thought process, naturally evolving from her inordinate intellect into an accomplished work of art. Sparked by her imagination, and fueled by her unquenchable desire to write, my mother’s creative powers advanced to extraordinary heights. But not only did she write, she was also telling the story of her love affair with my father from the moment they met, until the day of the inevitable. Throughout the years, my mother never once divulged the meanings behind her poems – and I always believed them to be “just” gorgeous and romantic – poetry that swept me away. I never realized that there were stories behind them and meanings beneath them. Eventually in her own way, my mother revealed to me the various people in her life who left indelible marks, and about some of whom she wrote. Additionally, her wondrous romance with nature developed and grew into a finely tuned visual tapestry at our extraordinary home in Brookville, Long Island. It was here, along with my father, she considered to be the center of her heart – reminiscent of “The Weirs,” – my parents’ famed, fairytale cottage on New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee, where they spent the first week of their sixty year marriage. And so this, our magical and resplendent home, became my mother’s “Paradise,” having a life-time effect on her psyche – identical to that oft-mentioned and fabled honeymoon, producing her love affair with all of nature’s bounty. In view of all of this, I knew I had to sit down and write a memoir about my mother’s life, as I recall her telling me, so that her poetry would be explained, along with her motivation behind her writing – that was love, and that love was my father David. He was her “raison d’etre.” Pauli Rose Libsohn

Лексикологія англійської мови – теорія і практика. [англ.].

By Ніколенко А. Г.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Нова Книга
  • Book Code : 9663820764
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category :
  • Members : 545
  • Pdf File: Лексикологія-англійської-мови-теорія-і-практика-англ.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Посібник “English Lexicology Theory & Practice” написаний англійською мовою і охоплює усі теми, що передбачені програмою вищих навчальних закладів з дисципліни “Лексикологія основної іноземної та української мов”. У посібник увійшли 9 розділів. У теоретичній частині кожного розділу автор глибоко і всебічно розкриває тему, спираючись на вже існуючі роботи вітчизняних та зарубіжних лінгвістів. У практичній частині кожного розділу посібника студентам пропонується закріпити теоретичні знання, виконуючі вправи з теми розділу. Для перевірки отриманих знань після 4-го і 9-го розділів у посібнику даються тестові завдання. Посібник призначений для студентів інститутів, університетів та факультетів іноземних мов, для викладачів, наукових працівників, перекладачів, а також усіх, хто самостійно працює над удосконаленням англійської мови.

Glasgow with a Flourish

By Michael Meighan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Book Code : 1445612615
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Photography
  • Members : 549
  • Pdf File: glasgow-with-a-flourish.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A look in to the people who have contributed to Glasgow throughout history, in turn making it flourish.

Bestseller

By Robert McParland
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1538110008
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 288
  • Pdf File: bestseller.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book looks at the bestselling titles since the early 20th century. The author considers how the popular circulation of these books reflected America’s consciousness and tastes at different junctures in the country's history.

A State of Play

By Steven Fielding
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1849669805
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 254
  • Pdf File: a-state-of-play.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. A State of Play explores how the British have imagined their politics, from the parliament worship of Anthony Trollope to the cynicism of The Thick of It. In an account that mixes historical with political analysis, Steven Fielding argues that fictional depictions of politics have played an important but insidious part in shaping how the British think about their democracy and have helped ventilate their many frustrations with Westminster. He shows that dramas and fictions have also performed a significant role in the battle of ideas, in a way undreamt of by those who draft party manifestos. The book examines the work of overtly political writers have treated the subject, discussing the novels of H.G. Wells, the comedy series Yes, Minister and the plays of David Hare. However, it also assesses how less obvious sources, such as the films of George Formby, the novels of Agatha Christie, the Just William stories and situation comedies like Steptoe and Son, have reflected on representative democracy. A State of Play is an invaluable, distinctive and engaging guide to a new way of thinking about Britain's political past and present.

100 Notable Names from General Practice

By Neil Metcalfe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1351648519
  • Total of Pages : 314
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 622
  • Pdf File: 100-notable-names-from-general-practice.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This fascinating book presents 100 biographies of general practitioners, the majority of whom have made key contributions to the development of general practice and medicine, but also some who have influenced society through engineering, literature, music, politics, sport and other fields. Organised into four different time periods and with key themes in each, the reader will gain an insight into the background of these individuals and what led to their decision to enter the speciality, discover their successes and occasional failures, while also learning about significant events in the history of general practice, medical education, medical politics, medical research, the Royal College of General Practitioners and society as a whole. Key features: • Highly readable and visual introduction to the history of general practice • Includes 100 biographies of a variety of general practitioners from 1640 to the present day • Describes both successes and failures in the development of the specialty and how these have helped direct and shape current clinical practice • Key themes covered include academia and research, medical education, medical politics and society • Ideal for anyone wishing to gain a broader insight into the history of this important specialty, as well as those interested in medical biography Written in an accessible style, and illustrated throughout, the book is an invaluable guide for academics, doctors or students with a special interest in general practice, medical education, medical history or social history.

Doctors in Fiction

By Borys Surawicz,Beverly Jacobson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1315357860
  • Total of Pages : 214
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 115
  • Pdf File: doctors-in-fiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Medical practitioners are key actors in many well-known works of fiction and literature, presenting a vital insight into the social, medical, scientific and ethical concerns of their authors and readers. However, medical professionals are often left little time to explore such cultural perceptions of their profession, and by extension themselves, despite the extent to which the views of their patients and society have been - and still are - shaped by them. Doctors in Fiction explores and analyzes representations of medical practitioners in fiction, encompassing classic and contemporary literature, popular fiction, and authors from many nations and traditions. These include among others: Albert Camus A* Anton Checkhov A* Robertson Davies A* Graham Greene A* George Eliot A* Ian McEwan A* F. Scott Fitzgerald A* Jaroroslav Hasek A* Henrik Ibsen A* John Irving A* Patrick O'Brien A* Boris Pasternak A* Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn This book will be of interest to those with an interest in the medical humanities, and to students of cultural history and literature. It will also be of particular interest to medical practitioners of all kinds who enjoy literature and wish to understand and reflect upon wider perceptions of their profession.

Next Generation Point-of-care Biomedical Sensors Technologies for Cancer Diagnosis

By Pranjal Chandra,Yen Nee Tan,Surinder P. Singh
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 981104726X
  • Total of Pages : 396
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 221
  • Pdf File: next-generation-point-of-care-biomedical-sensors-technologies-for-cancer-diagnosis.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book presents recent research on cancer detection methods based on nanobiosensors, which offer ultrasensitive point-of-care diagnosis. Several methods for diagnosing cancer have been discovered and many more are currently being developed. Conventional clinical approaches to detecting cancers are based on a biopsy followed by histopathology, or on the use of biomarkers (protein levels or nucleic acid content). Biopsy is the most widely used technique; however, it is an invasive technique and is not always applicable. Furthermore, biomarker-based detection cannot be relied on when the biomarkers are present in an extremely low concentration in the body fluids and in malignant tissues. Thus, in recent years highly sensitive and robust new cancer diagnosis techniques have been developed for clinical application, and may offer an alternative strategy for cancer diagnosis. As such, this book gathers the latest point-of-care cancer diagnostic methods and protocols based on biomedical sensors, microfluidics, and integrated systems engineering. It also discusses recent developments and diagnostics tests that can be conducted outside the laboratory in remote areas. These technologies include electrochemical sensors, paper-based microfluidics, and other kit-based diagnostic methods that can be adapted to bring cancer detection and diagnostics to more remote settings around the globe. Overall, the book provides students, researchers, and clinicians alike a comprehensive overview of interdisciplinary approaches to cancer diagnosis.

Freedom from Advertising

By Duane C.S. Stoltzfus
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Book Code : 0252051068
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 672
  • Pdf File: freedom-from-advertising.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Disgusted by publishers and editors who refused to cover important stories for fear of offending advertisers, the press baron E. W. Scripps rejected conventional wisdom and set out to prove that an ad-free newspaper could be profitable entirely on circulation. Duane C. S. Stoltzfus’s Freedom from Advertising details the history of Scripps’s innovative 1911 experiment, which began in Chicago amid great secrecy. The tabloid-sized newspaper was called the Day Book, and at a penny a copy, it aimed for a working-class market, crusading for higher wages, more unions, safer factories, lower streetcar fares, and women’s right to vote. It also tackled the important stories ignored by most other dailies, like the labor conflicts that shook Chicago in 1912. Though the Day Book’s financial losses steadily declined over the years, it never became profitable, and publication ended in 1917. Nevertheless, Stoltzfus explains that the Day Book served as an important ally of workers, a keen watchdog on advertisers, and it redefined news by providing an example of a paper that treated its readers first as citizens with rights rather than simply as consumers.

The Call of the Heart

By Bruce Babington,Charles Barr
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Book Code : 0861969537
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 898
  • Pdf File: the-call-of-the-heart.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The profusion of research on film history means that there are now few Hollywood filmmakers in the category of Neglected Master; John M Stahl (1886–1950) has been stuck in it for far too long. His strong association with melodrama and the womans film is a key to this neglect; those mainstays of popular cinema are no longer the object of critical scorn or indifference, but Stahl has until now hardly benefited from this welcome change in attitude. His remarkable silent melodramas were either lost, or buried in archives, while his major sound films such as Imitation of Life and Magnificent Obsession, equally successful in their time, have been overshadowed by the glamour of the 1950s remakes by Douglas Sirk. Sirk is a far from neglected figure; Stahls much longer Hollywood career deserves attention and celebration in its own right, as this book definitively shows. Drawing on a wide range of film and document archives, scholars from three continents come together to cover Stahls work, as director and also producer, from its beginnings during World War I to his death, as a still active filmmaker, in 1950. Between them they make a strong case for Stahl as an important figure in cinema history, and as author of many films that still have the power to move their audiences.

Christian-Jewish Relations through the Centuries

By Stanley E. Porter,Brook W. Pearson
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 0567367703
  • Total of Pages : 504
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 373
  • Pdf File: christian-jewish-relations-through-the-centuries.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Christian-Jewish relations have had changing fortunes throughout the centuries. Occasionally there has been peace and even mutual understanding, but usually these relations have been ones of tension, often involving recrimination and even violence. This volume addresses a number of the major questions that have been at the heart and the periphery of these tenuous relations through the years. The volume begins with a number of papers discussing relations as Christianity emerged from and defined itself in terms of Judaism. Other papers trace the relations through the intervening years. And a number of papers confront issues that have been at the heart of the troubled twentieth century. In all, these papers address a sensitive yet vital set of issues from a variety of approaches and perspectives, becoming in their own way a part of the ongoing dialogue.

Complaints, Controversies and Grievances in Medicine

By Jonathan Reinarz,Rebecca Wynter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317637623
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 286
  • Pdf File: complaints-controversies-and-grievances-in-medicine.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Recent studies into the experiences and failures of health care services, along with the rapid development of patient advocacy, consumerism and pressure groups have led historians and social scientists to engage with the issue of the medical complaint. As expressions of dissatisfaction, disquiet and failings in service provision, past complaining is a vital antidote to progressive histories of health care. This book explores what has happened historically when medicine generated complaints. This multidisciplinary collection comprises contributions from leading international scholars and uses new research to develop a sophisticated understanding of the development of medicine and the role of complaints and complaining in this story. It addresses how each aspect of the medical complaint – between sciences, professions, practitioners and sectors; within politics, ethics and regulatory bodies; from interested parties and patients – has manifested in modern medicine, and how it has been defined, dealt with and resolved. A critical and interdisciplinary humanities and social science perspective grounded in historical case studies of medicine and bioethics, this volume provides the first major and comprehensive historical, comparative and policy-based examination of the area. It will be of interest to historians, sociologists, legal specialists and ethicists interested in medicine, as well as those involved in healthcare policy, practice and management.

Early Detection of Prostate Cancer, An Issue of Urologic Clinics,

By Stacy Loeb
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Book Code : 0323297269
  • Total of Pages : 145
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 562
  • Pdf File: early-detection-of-prostate-cancer-an-issue-of-urologic-clinics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

PSA screening remains highly controversial due to several important disadvantages. More PSA is produced with prostatic enlargement and in other benign conditions such as urinary tract infections. False positive tests can then lead to unnecessary diagnostic workup with invasive prostate biopsy. Another major problem with screening programs in general is overdiagnosis of cancers that would not have caused harm during the patient's lifetime. For example, many prostate cancers have a relatively indolent behavior so may not require diagnosis or treatment in a patient with limited life expectancy. All forms of prostate cancer treatment have potential urinary and sexual side effects, so reducing overdiagnosis and overtreatment are critical public health issues. Because screening has many proven benefits but also significant harms, there are widely disparate guidelines on prostate cancer screening from major organizations worldwide. This issue of the Urologic Clinics will provide insights into the many different prostate cancer guidelines and related policy issues.

Prognosis Research in Healthcare

By Richard D. Riley,Danielle van der Windt,Peter Croft,Karel G. M. Moons
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192516663
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 567
  • Pdf File: prognosis-research-in-healthcare.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"What is going to happen to me?" Most patients ask this question during a clinical encounter with a health professional. As well as learning what problem they have (diagnosis) and what needs to be done about it (treatment), patients want to know about their future health and wellbeing (prognosis). Prognosis research can provide answers to this question and satisfy the need for individuals to understand the possible outcomes of their condition, with and without treatment. Central to modern medical practise, the topic of prognosis is the basis of decision making in healthcare and policy development. It translates basic and clinical science into practical care for patients and populations. Prognosis Research in Healthcare: Concepts, Methods and Impact provides a comprehensive overview of the field of prognosis and prognosis research and gives a global perspective on how prognosis research and prognostic information can improve the outcomes of healthcare. It details how to design, carry out, analyse and report prognosis studies, and how prognostic information can be the basis for tailored, personalised healthcare. In particular, the book discusses how information about the characteristics of people, their health, and environment can be used to predict an individual's future health. Prognosis Research in Healthcare: Concepts, Methods and Impact, addresses all types of prognosis research and provides a practical step-by-step guide to undertaking and interpreting prognosis research studies, ideal for medical students, health researchers, healthcare professionals and methodologists, as well as for guideline and policy makers in healthcare wishing to learn more about the field of prognosis.

Vital Signs

By Lawrence Rothfield
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400820685
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 108
  • Pdf File: vital-signs.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Vital Signs offers both a compelling reinterpretation of the nineteenth-century novel and a methodological challenge to literary historians. Rejecting theories that equate realism with representation, Lawrence Rothfield argues that literary history forms a subset of the history of discourses and their attendant practices. He shows how clinical medicine provided Balzac, Flaubert, Eliot, and others with narrative strategies, epistemological assumptions, and models of professional authority. He also traces the linkages between medicine's eventual decline in scientific and social status and realism's displacement by naturalism, detective fiction, and modernism.

The Law and Medicine

By Robert Mark Jaggs-Fowler
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1000605272
  • Total of Pages : 126
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 714
  • Pdf File: the-law-and-medicine.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The work draws together a rich tapestry of material across many different disciplines, covering the crucial relationship between medicine and law from the early apothecaries to the modern-day general practitioner. It presents an invaluable overview of the subject and offers vital background reading to anyone interested in medico-legal medicine, as well as providing a springboard for students of medicine and law interested in researching the field through its remarkable diversity of reference resources.

Houseful The Golden Years of Hindi Cinema

By Saiam Z U
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Om Books International
  • Book Code : 938007025X
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Motion pictures
  • Members : 280
  • Pdf File: houseful-the-golden-years-of-hindi-cinema.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Published in the year 2012, Housefull: The Golden Age Of Hindi Cinema is a collection of short essays that document some of the groundbreaking film releases during the 1950s and 60s. Summary Of The Book Housefull: The Golden Age of Hindi Cinema is a collection of short essays that provide insights into the best films in Hindi Cinema during the 1950s and 60s. This book starts off with a foreword by Mahesh Bhatt, followed by a brief introduction by Salam. The readers are provided with little-known facts on the lives of actors, directors, composers, lyricists, and producers during this golden age. This book has been divided into 11 parts, most of which examine the lives of some of the greatest directors during the 50s and 60s, which include Guru Dutt, Bimal Roy, B. R. Chopra, Shakti Samanta, Raj Kapoor, Mehboob Khan, V. Shantaram and the Anands. There is a rather incongruous portion placed between these sections, called Period Films (1952-1960). Each section starts off with a brief introduction by a renowned figure in the Hindi film industry, followed by a series of write-ups on films. Only landmark films by a particular director have been included. An example of this is Bimal Roy, whose hit movies such as Devdas, Madhumati, Sujata, Bandini, and Do Bigha Zameen have been added in this book. Each essay begins with some brief information about the movie, such as the director, writers, lyricist, lead actors, and the cinematographer, which is followed by the movie’s synopsis. Additionally, the readers are given insights into how a particular movie came into being as well as behind-the-scenes stories sans any gossip. The writer of that particular section then gives their take on where the movie scores and what contributed to its success. This book consists of contributions from some of the most renowned figures such as Vijay Lokapally, Anuj Kumar, and Suresh Kohli. This book takes the readers back in time, when the eminent Mangeshkar sisters sang together and the time Gulzar was prevented from singing his own song. Housefull: The Golden Age of Hindi Cinema helps the readers understand how Indian cinematic history has evolved from films such as Mughal-e-Azam and Sholay, to Tare Zameen Par and Lagaan. About Ziya Us Salam Ziya Us Salam is an author and journalist. Salam is a film critic and renowned journalist. He currently serves as the Deputy Editor for The Hindu’s Metroplus. He has been writing about Indian cinema regularly, making his contributions to several anthologies.

Bestsellers of the Third Reich

By Christian Adam
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Book Code : 1800730403
  • Total of Pages : 310
  • Category : History
  • Members : 601
  • Pdf File: bestsellers-of-the-third-reich.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Despite the displacement of countless authors, frequent bans of specific titles, and high-profile book burnings, the German book industry boomed during the Nazi period. Notwithstanding the millions of copies of Mein Kampf that were sold, the era’s most popular books were diverse and often surprising in retrospect, despite an oppressive ideological and cultural climate: Huxley’s Brave New World was widely read in the 1930s, while Saint-Exupéry’s Wind, Sand and Stars was a great success during the war years. Bestsellers of the Third Reich surveys this motley collection of books, along with the circumstances of their publication, to provide an innovative new window into the history of Nazi Germany.

The 1926 Miners' Lockout

By Hester Barron
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191572411
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Members : 851
  • Pdf File: the-1926-miners-lockout.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The miners' lockout of 1926 was a pivotal moment in British twentieth-century history. Opening with the heady days of the general strike, it continued for seven months and affected one million miners. In County Durham, where almost three in every ten adult men worked in the coal industry, its impact was profound. Hester Barron explores the way that the lockout was experienced by Durham's miners and their families. She investigates collective values and behaviour, focusing particularly on the tensions between identities based around class and occupation, and the rival identities that could cut across the creation of a cohesive community. Highlighting the continuing importance of differences due to gender, age, religion, poverty, and individual hopes and aspirations, she nevertheless finds that in 1926, despite such differences, the Durham coalfield continued to display the solidarity for which miners were famed. In response, Barron argues that the very concept of the 'mining community' needs to be reassessed. Rather than consisting of an homogeneous occupational identity, she suggests that the essence of community lay in its ability to subsume and integrate other categories of identity. A collective consciousness was further grounded in a shared historical narrative that had to be continually reinforced. It was the strength of such local solidarities that enabled both an exemplary regional response to the strike, and the ability to conceptualise such action within the wider framework of the national union. The 1926 Miners' Lockout provides crucial insights into issues of collective identity and collective action, illuminating wider debates about solidarity and fragmentation within working-class communities and cultures.