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A Personal History of Nuclear Medicine

By Henry N. Wagner
  • ISBN Code: : 1846280729
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 299
  • Category : Medical
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A Personal History of Nuclear Medicine is an account of how nuclear medicine developed, and its basic philosophy in the past, present and future. The book outlines the history of the development of nuclear medicine as experienced by the author and describes the hurdles that nuclear medicine has had to face, in view of the perception of risk of radiation. It also explains how nuclear medicine solves medical problems in clinical practice and how it has contributed to a new definition of disease. The book concludes with future projections of the likely developments in this area in the next 50 years. Target market: nuclear medicine professionals as well non-nuclear medicine physicians and the public

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Scientists, philosophers, and storytellers often question why human beings appear to remain constant while existing in a state of change at the same tune. Among those who explore and expose dramatic conflicts between human stability and flux, the number of behavioral scientists has remained relatively low - that is, until Leo Srole followed the progress of a large cohort of people in his Midtown Longitudinal Study. This statistical project was designed to analyze mental health and assess human biological, social, and psychological change. New York's Upper East Side was the study's focus, a sociologically insular community, consisting of loosely differentiated neighborhoods, with a population of generalizable significance that transcended individual characteristics. Midtowners, studied hi 1954 then reinterviewed in 1974, were the subjects of analysis. After a twenty-year hiatus, Srole's eagerly awaited findings and outcomes are available.Personal History and Health by Ernest Joel Millman is a posthumous synthesis of Leo Srole's seminal behavioral study. This book presents the principal findings of MLS - with emphasis on adult mental health predictors, not cause-and-effect relationships. Srole used such biophysical correlates as gender and generation, mental health and history of somatic disorders, and the statistical methods of multiple correlation and regression analysis to predict average mental health. Through this work, Srole's pioneering exploration of social age and adult mental health - in particular how they differed for the women and men of the Midtown Longitudinal Study - has been completed. Personal History and Health is the conclusive, long-range view of those changes.These are Srole's final perspectives on mental health. As was characteristic of him, it is not exploratory or confirmatory, nor does it declare conclusions; rather, it raises questions. Millman offers an accessible yet sophisticated presentation of sociomedical sampling and analysis in language which may be understood by statistically unsophisticated readers, placing all of the explanations, details, figures, and tables in comprehensive statistical appendices. This book will appeal to those in the mental health field, sociomedical scientists, and those with interest in the socioeconomic correlates of health status and/or social mobility in urban society.

After Camelot

By J. Randy Taraborrelli
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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Book Code : 0446584436
  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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WATCH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE KENNEDYS - AFTER CAMELOT MINISERIES ON REELZCHANNEL, SUNDAY APRIL 2. From the New York Times bestselling author of Jackie, Ethel, Joan - Women of Camelot, comes an engrossing and revealing portrait of the next generation of Kennedys. For more than half a century, Americans have been captivated by the Kennedys - their joy and heartbreak, tragedy and triumph, the dark side and the remarkable achievements. In this ambitious and sweeping account, J. Randy Taraborrelli continues the family chronicle begun with his bestselling Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot and provides a behind-the-scenes look at the years "after Camelot." He describes the challenges Bobby's children faced as they grew into adulthood; Eunice and Sargent Shriver's remarkable philanthropic work; the sudden death of JFK JR; and the stoicism and grace of his sister Caroline. He also brings into clear focus the complex and intriguing story of Ted Kennedy and shows how he influenced the sensibilities of the next generation and challenged them to uphold the Kennedy name. Based on extensive research, including hundreds of exclusive interviews, After Camelot captures the wealth, glamour, and fortitude for which the Kennedys are so well known. With this book, Taraborrelli takes readers on an epic journey as he unfolds the ongoing saga of the nation's most famous -- and controversial -- family.

Resistance Fighter

By Jørgen Kieler
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  • Publisher : Gefen Publishing House Ltd
  • Book Code : 9789652293978
  • Total of Pages : 354
  • Category : History
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Writing in lively tones with a wit that reveals his indomitable spirit, the author paints a vivid picture of the resistance movement in Denmark, with detailed descriptions of many of the Holger Danske group's daring sabotage operations.

Genealogical and personal history of western Pennsylvania

By John J. Jordan
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  • Publisher : Dalcassian Publishing Company
  • Book Code : N.a
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Start & Run a Personal History Business

By Jennifer Campbell
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  • Publisher : Self-Counsel Press
  • Book Code : 1770407383
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 474
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Anyone interested in genealogy, personal history and memoirs can turn their passion into a business. Communities, families, and even corporations are increasingly seeking out professional writers and historians to record their stories. For anyone who is interested in personal history and writing, this is an essential resource for turning your passion into an income source. Written by experienced personal historian and entrepreneur Jennifer Campbell, it covers topics such as: how to actually do the work, starting up, education and training, marketing and expansion. All books in the Self-Counsel Press Start & Run series are written in clear language and includes a download kit packed with resources and templates to help you get started. This download kit includes: a template for a first project, a sample business plan, a sample marketing plan, links to associations and online resources, examples of personal history research - and more!

It's the Principle of the Thing: The Personal History of Frederick Raymond Homer

By Frederick Raymond Homer
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1483477622
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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Known to his friends and family as Fred, Frederick Raymond Homer could have a stern exterior, but all who knew him loved him for his big heart and generous spirit. This is the story of his life as he wrote it. He was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho in May of 1926. He spent his childhood and adolescence on the East Coast before enlisting in the US Navy and serving in the Pacific during WWII as a hospital corpsman. He earned a degree in pharmacy and worked for the rest of his life as a pharmaceutical representative, an independent pharmacist, and as a consultant to nursing homes. The capstone of his career was owning and running Bonneville Drug, where he served his community for twenty years through his professionalism, honesty, wisdom, and generosity. He served two missions for the LDS Church to Los Angeles, California and Nauvoo, Illinois. In a voice that is both eloquent and personal, this book recounts the ordinary and extraordinary episodes of a life shaped by the principles that Fred Homer loved.

A Personal History of CESR and CLEO

By Karl Berkelman
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  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Book Code : 9814483591
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Science
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' This invaluable book is a historical account of the Cornell Electron Storage Ring and its main detector facility, CLEO, from their beginnings in the late 1970's until the end of data collection at particle energies above the threshold for B meson production in June 2001. The CESR electron-positron collider was the culmination of a series of electron accelerators constructed at the Cornell Laboratory of Nuclear Studies, starting in 1945. Measurement of the products of the e+e- collisions was performed with the multipurpose CLEO apparatus, built and operated by the CLEO collaboration, which consisted of about 200 faculty, staff and graduate students from over 20 universities. This account is based mainly on the author's recollections as a participant. Contents:The Rise of AcceleratorsSynchrotrons and More Synchrotrons, up to 1975Approval and Construction, 1977–1979First Data, 1979–1980The CESR-II Blind Alley, 1980–1983The CLEO-1 Years, 1981–1988Improving CESR, 1981–1988The CLEO-2 Years, 1989–1995CESR and CLEO Phase II Upgrade, 1990–1995Building CLEO-3, 1996–2000Phase III CESR Upgrade, 1996–2001A New Director and a New Direction, 2000-…and other papers Readership: Graduate students, academics and researchers in experimental high energy physics. Keywords:History;Accelerator;Collider;Elementary Particles;High-Energy Physics;Cornell;CESR;CLEOReviews: “The story of how Cornell survived and prospered as similar laboratories foundered is a fascinating one … Berkelman has a straightforward and clear style, and there are several interesting and enlightening illustrations … physicists who either know and/or love the Cornell that is the real hero of this book, or who wish to discover the reasons behind its remarkable and in many ways unique success, will find much food for thought in this interesting and valuable exposition.” CERN Courier “High-energy physicists will learn much from this fascinating narrative.” American Scientist “Karl Berkelman has provided a wealth of fascinating information on the scientific, technical, financial and human aspects of this world-class but cost-effective endeavour, backed up by appendices containing detailed lists of the institutions and people involved and the resulting 300 publications. The book is well worth reading by anyone interested in how particle physics is actually done.” Contemporary Physics '

The Sagebrush Curtain

By Melvin Adams
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1532079842
  • Total of Pages : 110
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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This book contains a diversity of natural and human stories about the southeast quarter of Oregon state, an area seemingly empty and barren to many people driving through it. This surprising view of the region features the botany, geology, wildlife and history of the area wrapped in a memoir of the author’s youth spent there. Born in the sagebrush community of Lakeview in 1941, the author moved on following high school graduation. But as with many native sons and daughters from out-of-the-way places, the urge to return to his roots proved irresistible. “I endeavored to write this collection about the Oregon desert because of my childhood there,” says Adams, “but also because it is a place of startling mystery, subdued danger and beauty.”

Mountaineering: a Personal History

By Keith A. Brueckner
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  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Book Code : 1480826537
  • Total of Pages : 596
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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High atop a mountain, Keith Brueckner grappled with fear at the sight of an immense wall of steep ice and snow, a looming overhang, and the descending grey of storm high on a face. Time after time as he bravely faced the unknown and elements beyond his control, Brueckner opted to bury his fears, test his abilities and inner-strength, and join his mountaineering heroes in creating unforgettable adventures. In a narrative released posthumously, Brueckner details over fifty years of climbs in the mountains beginning in 1938 in Switzerland when he first ascended a steep dusty trail up the Rigi and discovered his love for thin air, spectacular views, and physical challenges. In his entertaining anecdotes, Brueckner leads others through his mountaineering adventures that took him from the Matterhorn to Mt. Blanc to the Sierra Madra, Half Dome, Mt. Woodson, and the Tetons. Brueckner not only shares a glimpse into a day in the life of an avid climber, but also describes the technical aspects of mountain climbing, the equipment, and the sometimes unforgivable terrain. Included are his personal ratings that classify climbs according to difficulty. Mountaineering: A Personal History is a nostalgic compilation of stories that chronicle one mans adventures as he scaled peaks in Europe and the United States and nurtured his passion to become one with the gods.

Right to the Juke Joint

By Patrick B Mullen
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  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Book Code : 0252050312
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Music
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The cowboy songs and dusty Texas car rides of his youth set Patrick B. Mullen on a lifelong journey into the sprawling Arcadia of American music. That music fused so-called civilized elements with native forms to produce everything from Zydeco to Conjunto to jazz to Woody Guthrie. The civilized/native idea, meanwhile, helped develop Mullen's critical perspective, guide his love of music, and steer his life's work. Part scholar's musings and part fan's memoir, Right to the Juke Joint follows Mullen from his early embrace of country and folk to the full flowering of an idiosyncratic, omnivorous interest in music. Personal memory merges with a lifetime of fieldwork in folklore and anthropology to provide readers with a deeply informed analysis of American roots music. Mullen opens up on the world of ideas and his own tireless fandom to explore how his cultural identity--and ours--relates to concepts like authenticity and "folkness." The result is a charming musical map drawn by a gifted storyteller whose boots have traveled a thousand tuneful roads.

General Kenney Reports: A Personal History of the Pacific War

By
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  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Book Code : 1428913351
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Narcissus and the Invention of Personal History

By Kenneth J. Knoespel
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317377257
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Originally published in 1985. This investigation of Ovid’s fable takes a different tack to previous studies of the love lyric or the themes but looks at the creation of narrative strategies to explain Narcissus’ experience. The story has always been understood as literally impossible but invites readers to ask what is meant by the puzzling tale of deception and death. The limits placed on the fable by the commentaries of the medieval period allow us to appreciate the narrative expansion of the fable in twelfth and thirteenth-century poetry. Themes in this book are the way the fable is used as a means for knowledge of physical nature and the development of science; the importance of language in the fable and in its settings when rewritten in other texts, and psychoanalytic aspects of Echo and Narcissus. The fable has the capacity to represent mental life and psychological crisis within other narratives and this is also an important discussion point, based around the medieval text Roman de la Rose. The book also considers the wider Metamorphoses and Ovid’s importance for literature.