Description : Training for research is only available in a few places in the world, so that usually the researcher has to learn to master every step by himself. This entails planning the research, finding out how to obtain funds, searching the literature, analysing the data statistically, preparing visual material and slides, speaking about it in public, writing it up for journals and so on. Books on various aspects of this subject are readily obtain able but this is an attempt to deal with all the steps that are necessary from the start to the finish, and chapters have been planned sequentially with this in mind. Although most of the authors are doctors of medicine, it should help those in any area of science where the undertaking and publishing of research is important. Marco Sorgi conceived the idea of the book and, during an appointment in the University of Birmingham, invited Clifford Hawkins to help in achieving its delivery. May the effort be found to be worthwhile.
Description : This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. A new edition of a well-known dental dictionary, suitable for dental students, dental nurses and dental practice secretaries. A comprehensive dictionary of the complete range of dental terminology Line diagrams illustrated selected definitions. Useful appendices cover such things as dental instruments, development and eruption of teeth etc. Totally revised - new definitions added and obsolete ones deleted.
Description : This book examines the history of experimental study in gastric secretion and digestion. The author identifies the scientific questions that have occupied researchers and discusses the experiments that have led to their solutions. By isolating aspects of experimental study and tracing their evolution over the years, the book provides gastric physiologists and gastroenterologists with a solid understanding of the intellectual history of their field.
Description : Malignant glioma is generally considered one of the most therapeutically difficult cerebral tumors. This book deals with many aspects of gliomas, including factors related to incidence and epidemiology, and surveys the history of glioma therapies. Experimental studies carried out by the Sendai Group of Neurosurgeons are reported, together with the results of many clinical studies of RAFP therapy. This particular theorapy involves the administration of radiation treatment and three chemical compounds: ACNU, Futraful and PSK. A recent technique for evaluating the effectiveness of therapy based on MRI diagnostic methods is introduced. This book thus offers valuable information and guidelines for future developments in treatment.
Description : In the early stages of planning the Third International Conference in System Science in Health Care, the steering committee members, most of whom had participated in the first conference in Paris (1976) and the second in Montreal (1980), made some basic decisions about organization of subject matter. The earlier meetings had been very successful in bringing together specialists from the health professions and the traditional sciences. In addition to physicians and nurses, these were representatives of the disciplines of the behavioral sciences, system theory, economics, engineering, and the emergency fields of management science and informatics -all concerned with the development of health resources in a broad system context. The reported research and experience of the many disciplines represented had dealt with one or more of three concerns: 1) a major health problem, such as cardiovascular disease, or an important popUlation at risk, such as the elderly or children or workers; 2) some generic aspect of organization and decision making, including trial and evaluation ofinnovative health strategies; and 3) the methodology of research and analysis in system of health service. The challenge to the conference organizers lay in the eliciting and arranging of experiences in such a way that the health services could be seen as purposeful,living, evolving systems.