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Accidental Medical Discoveries: How Tenacity and Pure Dumb Luck C...
by Robert W. Winters

Language

English

Pages

261

Publication Date

November 22, 2016

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Many of the world’s most important and life-saving devices and techniques were often discovered purely by accident. Serendipity, timing, and luck played a part in the discovery of unintentional cures and breakthroughs:<BR><BR>A plastic shard in an RAF pilot’s eye leads to the use of plastic for contact lenses.<BR>The inability to remove a titanium chamber from rabbit’s bone leads to dental implants.<BR>Viagra was discovered by a group of chemists, working in the lab to find a new drug to alleviate the pain of angina pectoris.<BR>A stretch of five weeks of unusually warm weather in 1928 played a role in assisting Dr. Alexander Fleming in his analysis of bacterial growth and the discovery of penicillin.<BR>After studying the effects of the venom injected by the bite of a deadly pit viper snake, chemists developed a groundbreaking drug that works to control blood pressure.<BR><BR><B><I>Accidental Medical Discoveries</B></I> is an entertaining and enlightening look at the creation of 25 medical inventions that have changed the world – unintentionally. The book is presented in a lively and engaging way, and will appeal to a wide variety of readers, from history buffs to trivia fanatics to those in the medical profession.
The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual
by ARRL Inc.

Language

English

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Publication Date

May 30, 2018

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<b>All You Need to Become an Amateur Radio Operator!</b><br /><br /><i>The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual</i> is the most popular introduction into the world of Amateur Radio.<br /><br />Easy-to-understand “bite-sized” sections. Pass the 35-question Technician Class test. <br />All the Exam Questions with Answer Key, for use July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2022.<br />Use with ARRL’s Online Exam Review for Ham Radio.<br />Designed for self-study and classroom use. Intended for all newcomers, instructors, and schoolteachers.<br /><br />Discover the excitement of ham radio. The Amateur Radio Service offers a unique mix of public service, technology, and experimenting with electronics--all with an emphasis on fun. Some hams use their skills to provide communications during emergencies and disasters when all else fails. Others enjoy talking to people across the country and around the globe, and operating portable radio equipment from anywhere. <i>The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual</i> will guide you as you get started--as you select your equipment, set-up your first station, and get on the air!<br /><br />Use this book to study for your license exam. Every page presents information you will need to pass the exam and become an effective operator. You'll cover small sections at a time:<br /><br />Welcome to Amateur Radio <br />Radio and Signals Fundamentals <br />Electricity, Components, and Circuits <br />Propagation, Antennas, and Feed Lines <br />Amateur Radio Equipment <br />Communicating with Other Hams <br />Licensing Regulations <br />Operating Regulations <br />Safety<br /><br />At the end of the book, you'll find the entire Technician Question Pool.<br /><br />Use this book with ARRL’s Online Exam Review for Ham Radio to review the study material chapter by chapter. Take randomly generated practice exams using questions from the actual examination pool. You won’t have any surprises on exam day!
Chasing Cupcakes: How One Broke, Fat Girl Transformed Her Life (a...
by Elizabeth Benton

Language

English

Pages

380

Publication Date

January 10, 2019

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<i>I'm missing out on my life. What's wrong with me?</i><br /><br />If that's ever crossed your mind, and if you know there's more to life than what you've been living, this book is for you.<br /><br />It sucks to acknowledge that you are what's keeping you from the life you want. You sacrifice what you want most for what you want in the moment. You know everything you're supposed to do, and yet you feel stuck--limited by your past, overwhelmed by your future--in a purgatory of your own behavior.<br /><br />After decades of feeling trapped by this mindset, Elizabeth Benton shifted her whole life by proving her own stories wrong. In this book, Elizabeth will help you live a new story, in which you can, you will, and you already have everything you need to make it happen.
Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World
by Rachel Swaby

Language

English

Pages

277

Publication Date

April 07, 2015

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<p><b>Fifty-two inspiring and insightful profiles of history’s brightest female scientists. </b><br /><br />In 2013, the <i>New York Times</i> published an obituary for Yvonne Brill. It began: “She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job, and took eight years off from work to raise three children.” It wasn’t until the second paragraph that readers discovered why the <i>Times </i>had devoted several hundred words to her life: Brill was a brilliant rocket scientist who invented a propulsion system to keep communications satellites in orbit, and had recently been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Among the questions the obituary—and consequent outcry—prompted were, Who are the role models for today’s female scientists, and where can we find the stories that cast them in their true light?     <i> </i><br /><i><br />Headstrong</i> delivers a powerful, global, and engaging response. Covering Nobel Prize winners and major innovators, as well as lesser-known but hugely significant scientists who influence our every day, Rachel Swaby’s vibrant profiles span centuries of courageous thinkers and illustrate how each one’s ideas developed, from their first moment of scientific engagement through the research and discovery for which they’re best known. This fascinating tour reveals 52 women at their best—while encouraging and inspiring a new generation of girls to put on their lab coats.</p>
Pocket Medicine: The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of I...
by Marc S. Sabatine

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

October 18, 2016

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Quick access to key clinical information and solutions to common problems in internal medicine – as close as your pocket!  Pocket Medicine, Sixth Edition, is your go-to resource for fast answers to diagnostic questions you’ll face on rounds and exams. Prepared by residents and attending physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital, this portable, best-selling reference tackles the diagnosis and treatment of the most common disorders in cardiology, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, nephrology, hematology-oncology, infectious diseases, endocrinology, rheumatology, and neurology.  Bulleted lists, tables, and algorithms focus on the information you need in order to make an accurate diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition
by Merriam-Webster

Language

English

Pages

1664

Publication Date

June 12, 2009

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You can set this dictionary as your default Kindle dictionary and look up words while reading. The default setting is The New Oxford American Dictionary included on your Kindle, but you have the option to change your default setting to this compatible dictionary after purchase. <br /><br /><br /><br />America’s Best-Selling Dictionary defines the current, active vocabulary of American English! Features more than 225,000 definitions and over 42,000 usage examples to clarify meaning. Newly added words and meanings across a variety of fields including technology, entertainment, health, science, and society. New words include hashtag, steampunk, digital divide, fracking, and fist pump. <br /><br /><br /><br />Special sections include A Handbook of Style, Foreign Words & Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names.<br /><br /><br /><br />Over 60 million copies of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary have been sold since its initial publication in 1898.
CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2019
by , Michael W. Rabow

Language

English

Pages

1904

Publication Date

September 10, 2018

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<b>Know what the experts know and incorporate it into your daily practice with the #1 annual guide to internal medicine</b><br /> <b><br /> </b><br /> <b>INCLUDES 7 ONLINE-ONLY CHAPTERS AT NO ADDITIONAL COST!</b><br /> <b>Visit: www.AccessMedicine.com/CMDT</b><br /> <br /> <p><b><i>A Doody’s Core Title for 2019! </i></b></p><br />Written by clinicians renowned in their respective fields, <i>CMDT</i> offers the most current insight into epidemiology, symptoms, signs, and treatment for more than 1,000 diseases and disorders. For each topic, you’ll find concise, evidence-based answers to questions about hospital and ambulatory medicine. This streamlined clinical companion is the fastest and easiest way to keep abreast of the latest diagnostic advances, prevention strategies, and cost-effective treatments.<br /> <br /> <br /> <b>Features and content critical to clinical practice: </b><br /><br />•<span></span>Strong emphasis on the practical aspects of clinical diagnosis and patient management in all fields of internal <span></span>medicine<br /><br />•<span></span>Full review of all internal medicine and primary care topics, including gynecology and obstetrics, <span></span>dermatology, <span></span>neurology, ophthalmology, geriatrics, and palliative care<br /><br />•<span></span>Update of newly emerging infections and their treatments<br /><br />•<span></span>Specific disease prevention information<br /><br />•<span></span>Hundreds of medication tables, with indexed trade names and updated prices – plus helpful diagnostic and <span></span>treatment algorithms<br /><br />•<span></span>Recent references with PMID numbers<br /><br />•<span></span>Full-color photographs and illustrations (many new to this edition)<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <b>HERE ARE SOME OF THE MANY UPDATES AND ADDITIONS:</b><br /><br />•<span></span>Revised section on pain management at the end of life<br /><br />•<span></span>Updated ACC/AHA guidelines for treatment of valvular disease<br /><br />•<span></span>New ACC/AHA and Hypertension Canada blood pressure guidelines<br /><br />•<span></span>New FDA approved medications for treatment of breast cancer<br /><br />•<span></span>New colon cancer screening recommendations from the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force<br /><br />•<span></span>Acclaimed annual update of HIV/AIDS<br /><br />•<span></span>New classification of epilepsy<br /> <b>•</b><span></span>Revised recommendations for treating hepatitis C virus-associated kidney disease<br /><br />•<span></span>Revised chapter on psychiatric disordersNew FDA approved medication for gastric adenocarcinoma<br /><br />•<span></span>Updated information about treating spinal muscular atrophy<br /> <br /> <br />
Cosmos
by Carl Sagan

Language

English

Pages

365

Publication Date

July 06, 2011

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<b>RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX</b><br />  <br /> <i>Cosmos</i> is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. <i>Cosmos</i> retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science.<br />  <br /> <b>Praise for <i>Cosmos</i></b><br />  <br /> “Magnificent . . . With a lyrical literary style, and a range that touches almost all aspects of human knowledge, <i>Cosmos</i> often seems too good to be true.”<b>—<i>The Plain Dealer</i></b><br />  <br /> “Sagan is an astronomer with one eye on the stars, another on history, and a third—his mind’s—on the human condition.”<b>—<i>Newsday</i></b><br />  <br /> “Brilliant in its scope and provocative in its suggestions . . . shimmers with a sense of wonder.”<b>—<i>The Miami Herald</i></b><br />  <br /> “Sagan dazzles the mind with the miracle of our survival, framed by the stately galaxies of space.”<b>—<i>Cosmopolitan</i></b><br />  <br /> “Enticing . . . iridescent . . . imaginatively illustrated.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br /><b>NOTE: This edition does not include images.</b>
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
by Carl Sagan

Language

English

Pages

457

Publication Date

July 06, 2011

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<b><b>A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populace</b><br /><br /><b>“</b>A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.”—<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /><br /> How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions.<br /><br /> Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms.<br /><br /> <b>Praise for<i> The Demon-Haunted World</i></b><br /><br /> “Powerful . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post Book World</i></b><br /><br /> “Compelling.”<b>—<i>USA Today</i></b><br /><br /> “A clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity.”<b>—<i>The Sciences</i></b><br /><br /> “Passionate.”<b>—<i>San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle</i></b>
Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists
by , Mary C. Talaga

Language

English

Pages

353

Publication Date

March 01, 2017

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<DIV><P><I>The Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for Therapists</I> is the go-to resource for mental health clinicians looking for clear, reliable information about the treatment of mental health issues. Organized by disorder and, within each disorder, by medication, this book is designed to familiarize clinicians and students with the basic terminology and models of pharmacokinetics.</P><P>This fully revised and updated eighth edition provides essential information on new medications and treatment options and includes the latest research on side effects, contraindications, and efficacy of all major medications prescribed for mental health disorders. The book also features an important new chapter on the effects of withdrawing from psychopharmacological medications.</P><P>This handbook makes it simple to: get the facts about drug interactions and side effects; find out how medications affect adults, children, and adolescents differently; learn how different cultures view medical treatment, vital information for anyone who treats clients from a variety of backgrounds; and discontinue medication safely when needed.</P><P>This essential guide to psychopharmacology has been adopted as a textbook at universities nationwide and is an important resource for every therapist’s library.</P></DIV>

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