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Edward Jenner Benefactor to Mankind

Valentin 11 recalled that France received in 1800, Jenner's discovery as an inestimable benefaction it was the subject of all conversation poets sang the praises of Jenner and his vaccine. In England, Coleridge wrote to Jenner proposing a poem and an essay on vaccination. Fame is a worthy object for the best men it is, in truth, no other than benevolence extended beyond the grave, active virtue no longer cooped in between the cradle and the coffin . Neither the poem nor the essay was written, but the Poet Laureate, Robert Southey, wrote of Jenner in The Tale of Paraguay in 1825

Research Vs Clinical Care Instruments

To illustrate this concept further, consider the following set of events, which actually occurred. A conversation with a colleague revealed that her division had recently switched pain assessment tools because validity data seemed to be better in studies of populations similar to the clinic's population. To the dismay of this colleague, the division had switched back to the old scale because it was so commonly used in studies in the rheumatology field. There was concern that studies submitted for review might be jeopardized by using a scale that was less common or less familiar to potential reviewers. At a bureaucratic level, the fundamental importance was on recognition of an instrument rather than on the quality of the pain assessment.

Interviewing Those Suspected Of Crime

Gudjonsson (2002) is one of the few researchers who has successfully contended, in court cases, that interviewees have been adversely affected by tactics. However, almost no research has gathered information about this from suspects themselves. Holmberg and Christianson (in press) recently conducted a pioneering study involving a questionnaire completed by men who were in prison for murder or for serious sexual offences. This postal questionnaire involved the prisoners rating, on seven-point scales, their judgements perceptions of the behaviour manner attitudes of the police officers who had interviewed them during the (relevant) investigation. The questionnaire also asked the prisoners to rate their emotional reactions to the interviewers' behaviour. The data revealed that only a few 'perceived their interviewers as having shown a great personal interest and having tried to create a personal conversation' or 'perceived their interviewers as highly sympathetic and empathetic' (p. 10)....

Learning in Adulthood

As was emphasized earlier in the chapter, maintaining an interest in the physical and social environment and continuing to use one's problemsolving skills can help arrest declines in intellectual functioning with age. Whatever their age may be, adults who keep up with current events and continue to explore their world through reading, conversations, course work, and hobbies experience less decline in cognitive abilities (Jarvik & Bank, 1983 Schaie, 1983 Siegler, 1983). Furthermore, the effects of heredity on cognition abilities persist into late life. Environment and heredity are equally influential in the ability to think and remember even after age 80 (McClearn et al., 1977).

Crosscultural Issues And Spirituality

To the Muslim, God is the ultimate healer. Islam teaches that the patient must be treated with respect and compassion, and that the physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions of the illness must be taken into account. Many Muslims invoke the name of God in daily conversation, pray five times a day facing Mecca, and wash prior to prayer. They believe that their actions are accountable and subject to ultimate judgment (16).

Autonomy Of The Dying Person Best Interests And Substituted Judgment

Shared values of a hypothetical ''reasonable'' person. Factors such as relief of suffering, the usefulness or futility of an intervention, risks, benefits, and burdens are considered to provide an objective test. Such considerations may or may not reflect a patient's own preferences. By contrast, the substituted-judgment standard calls on surrogates to replicate the decision the patient would have made had the patient been capable. A substituted-judgment decision is based on the patient's own values, beliefs, and treatment wishes. For this reason, it is called a subjective test. The better a patient's own views and anticipated treatment decisions are known, the greater the likelihood that the surrogate decision can replicate the patient's decision. Patients may express their views through living-will documents, through conversations about the experiences of others, or through subscription to sets of beliefs, religious or not. Some persons may not have expressed such views or not have...

Enhancing Print Materials

Short sentences tend to be easier to read and understand for patients. Sentence length should be less than 15 words, and ideally less than 10 words. Sentences should be written in a conversational style Text should be written in Sans-Serif font (i.e., Arial) with a minimum font size of 12 pt. Use of all capital letters should be avoided only the first letter of words in text should be capitalized Large margins and adequate spacing between sentences and paragraphs will provide sufficient white space and prevent a document from appearing to be solid text. In general, text should be left justified for easy reading Words that are commonly used in conversation are the best to include in health messages. Shorter words tend to be easier to understand and more familiar to patients

Threats to patient privacy in the health care setting

There are many ways in which the provision of modern health care and the machine of modern medicine can invade privacy. The use of wards to care for patients provides an example. A system that places patients together in the same room with no separation between them save a flimsy curtain affords easy access to their persons, yet some of the most personal moments of one's life are experienced in hospitals. Conversations about diagnosis, prognosis and treatment can be overheard, notes are left at the end of patients' beds where they can easily be read, and generally, the practice of everyday medicine is conducted before an audience consisting not only of other patients, but also of their families and friends and other visitors to the institution. The position is not much an unreasonably intrusive investigation was directly actionable as an invasion of privacy. Similarly, in Shulman v. Group W. Productions Inc.5 the California Supreme Court upheld as triable the plaintiff's argument that...

Studies in nonhuman mammals

I defined habituation as a decrease in the intensity of a response because of repeated exposure to a constant stimulus caused by processes in the central nervous system and unrelated to sensory adaptation or effector fatigue. In male rats and other male mammals, prolonged exposure to a sexually receptive female and the associated execution of copulatory behavior leads eventually to an end of sexual activity. It is said that the animal is sexually exhausted. The cause of the disappearance of sexual behavior can obviously be that the male is physically exhausted, in other words fatigue in the effector systems. Another cause may be that his sensory organs have adapted and no longer register the stimuli emitted by the female. If we replace the original female partner with a new one, the male will reinitiate copulation. This phenomenon has been termed the Coolidge effect in honor of the 30th president of the USA, Calvin Coolidge. It is not entirely clear how the term was established, but...

The Past Was Not a Prolog

There is a continuity of ideas in science which depends on contact between generations. During World War II, I was working at Rockefeller Institute Yellow Fever Research Laboratory in Brazil, where I met Max Theiler, who recently developed a live yellow fever vaccine. This friendship led to other conversations held later in New York, after I had immigrated to the USA in 1945, and took a job with Lederle Laboratories. By 1941, chimpanzees had been infected by poliovirus given orally, and it seemed likely that the disease was transmitted by the oral route 6 .

Hither Thither and

At this point, I would like to clarify my relationship with Herald Cox, Director of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases at the Lederle Laboratories. Cox was supportive of my beginning poliovirus attenuation studies and participated in some of the original conversations with Theiler. However, he was not directly involved with the project, and indeed the truth is that he did not even know of our first vaccination experiments at Letchworth until they were completed. As a young man, I might be forgiven for taking the bit in my mouth, although I still regret that rupture caused between us, which separated him from our project in 1952. Afterward, he developed his own set of strains based on our earlier work. These strains later came to grief in clinical trials conducted in Florida 30 and in Berlin during the later 1950s 31 . A high incidence of vaccine-associated polio led to the abandonment of the Cox strains by Lederle.

Sex Differences in Friendships

Not only do women of all ages have more friends than men, but the nature and functions of those friendships are different. Women are more likely to initiate social interactions both within and outside the family and to develop deeper and longer-lasting friendships than men (Dickens & Perlman, 1981 Wright, 1989). Compared with men, women are more socially interdependent and more likely to engage in self-disclosure (Gilligan, 1982). Their friendships are characterized by the sharing of feelings and concerns and the giving and receiving of emotional support and suggestions (Fox, Gibbs, & Auerbach, 1985 Reisman, 1981). They talk more often and more openly and intimately to their friends, using conversation to make connections and share Unlike women, men base their friendships on shared interests and activities, such as going fishing, drinking and telling stories, and engaging in competitive sports and other minicompetitions. Whereas women explore relationships in their conversational...

The positive affect behavioral data

A natural stimulus event may replace a drug for producing positive affect. We tested the affective consequences of the execution of copulatory behavior in male rats many years ago. The basic idea was that copulation until ejaculation should induce a positive affect outlasting the sexual interaction itself. Conversations with colleagues and friends had convinced me that the pleasure of having an orgasm did not dissipate instantaneously. Supposing this to be true, we could replace the injection of a drug causing positive affect with an opportunity to copulate until ejaculation. This we did. Male rats were allowed to ejaculate once with a sexually receptive female. Immediately after ejaculation, we introduced the male into one of the compartments of a place preference box. On alternate days, the male was taken directly from its home cage and placed in another compartment. We repeated this three times and then we performed the test. It turned out that the males preferred the compartment...

Uncertainties associated with classification and the notion of stability

Instead of classifying people in the categories of homosexual and heterosexual we may, for the sake of an innocent example, classify them either as Steelers fans or Dodgers fans. Whether these categories are meaningful or not depends on the use we want to make of them. If I just want to figure out how to mention the Steelers' shameful loss against the Dodgers last week in a conversation with the barber, it is helpful to know if he is a Steelers fan or not. If I should happen to offend him, he might use his knife to cut my throat. Although vitally important in the moment, this use of a category is quite trivial. On the contrary, if I want to start a research project to find out the differences in brain structure between a Steelers fan and a Dodgers fan, the categorization of people in these groups should have some relevance, practical or scientific. Furthermore, we have to ensure that the classification of individuals as either Steelers or Dodgers fan is correct. Having done that, we...

Auditory Scene Analysis

The root of the auditory scene analysis problem is derived from the inherent complexity of our everyday acoustic environment. At any given moment, we may be surrounded by multiple sound-generating elements such as a radio playing music, or a group of people speaking, with several of these elements producing acoustic energy simultaneously. In order to make sense of the environment, we must parse the incoming acoustic waveform into separate mental representations called auditory objects or, if they persist over time, auditory streams. The problem is compounded by the fact that each ear has access to only a single pressure wave that comprises acoustic energy coming from all active sound sources. The cocktail party problem, which is a classic example of speech perception in an adverse listening situation, can therefore be viewed as a real-world auditory scene analysis problem in which individuals must attempt to separate the various, simultaneously active sound sources while trying to...

Personal History of Untreated Depression or Anxiety or Prior Suicidal Ideation or Attempt

However, because people who present for cancer genetic counseling are representative of the general population, about 10 to 25 may have a personal history of mental health problems, and some will be untreated (59). Many cancer genetic centers, as part of a larger facility, administer questionnaires that assess current mental health as part of the intake. However, it is also part of the psychosocial assessment during the initial counseling session, and when untreated mental health problems are identified, many counselors frame the conversation as one of readiness as they encourage patients to seek mental health-care services prior to learning their result. If the patient is already connected with a therapist, in some circumstances, with the permission of the patient, that therapist can be included in the provision of the result to assure that the patient response will be as healthy as possible.

Drug Discourses Functional Or Dysfunctional

A Scottish Office-funded study reported by Davies1 (1997b, 1997c) analysed minimally structured conversations with drug users in the Central Belt of Scotland, SouthWest Scotland, and the North-East of England. Initial (first) interviews were carried out with 275 subjects second follow-up interviews with 197 of these and third interviews with 76. All interviews were cued by the question 'So what are you on, what are you using at the moment ' Thereafter, the interview took its own course, but with the interviewer exploring any attributional statements that emerged. All interviews were tape recorded, transcribed in full, and coded for attributional content. The full details of the process are given in Davies (1997c) together with the dimensions derived, and the inter-rater reliabilities. Regression analysis of the dimensions suggested that five different conversational types could be identified reliably. The full typology is given in Davies (1997c) but may be summarised briefly as...

Optimal Endoflife Care

By far, the majority of patients highly prioritize comfort as a goal throughout the course of illness. However, patients with germ cell tumors, often being young, are also likely to be willing to undergo aggressive treatment regimens, including early experimental trials with curative goals. This stance may change over time in the setting of disease progression and certainly should never be assumed. Health care providers will need to be knowledgeable about the state of developing therapies for germ cell tumors but also about how to treat symptoms, whether the symptoms occur as part of the disease or as unusual side effects of novel treatments. With a patient who chooses to consider a clinical trial, frank conversations, prior to the patient's enrollment, about the goals of care and the purpose of research with human subjects are important to ensure truly informed consent and to prevent any therapeutic misconception on the part of the patient and the patient's family. Physicians caring...

Acoustic Measures of Abnormal Voice and Speech in Parkinsons Disease

They found that vocSPL declined more rapidly in PD than in normal, age-matched speakers during syllable repetition speech diadochokinesis (DDK) . They also found that in some of the individuals with PD, there were abnormally abrupt changes in vocSPL during conversation. However, during sustained vowel phonation, vocSPL did not show decay more than that of normal controls. Some early studies (36,37) did not confirm a reduction in vocSPL even though the speech of individuals with PD was perceptually characterized by reduced loudness. The reasons for these discrepant findings are not clear. The presence or absence of vocal decay in parkinsonian speech is related, at least partially, to the specific speech task being performed (35), as well as to the severity of hypokinetic dysarthria (34).

Sensorimotor and Perceptual Deficits Underlying Motor Dysfunction in Parkinsons Disease

Ho et al. (27) compared voice loudness perception in individuals with PD and hypophonic dysarthria with that of neurologically normal speakers. They found that unlike the normal speakers, the patients overestimated the loudness of their speech during both reading and conversation. They interpreted these findings to suggest that either impaired speech production is driven by a basic perceptual fault or that abnormal speech perception is a consequence of impaired mechanisms involved in the generation of soft speech. The latter explanation may be related to the phenomenon of central inhibitory influences of the vocal motor system, via feed-forward mechanisms, on auditory cortical activity during self-produced vocalization.

The Use Of Gnotobiotic Animals In Studies Of The Gastrointestinal Microbiota In Farm Animals

Gnotobiotic animals proved to be a very useful model for studying the physiology of the digestive tract. They mainly enable observation of the role of microorganisms in the process of the functional and morphological development of the digestive tract and the investigation of bacterial interactions and their influence on the macroorganism. A key experimental strategy for defining the conversations that occur between microorganisms and their hosts is to first define cellular function in the absence of bacteria (under germ-free conditions) and then to evaluate the effects of adding a single or defined population of microbes. The power of germ-technology lies in the ability to control the composition of the environment in which a multicellular organism develops and functions. The combined use of genetically manipulatable model organisms and gnotobiotic has the potential to provide new and important information about how bacteria affect normal development, establishment and maintenance of...

The Behaviour of a Liar

Researchers have examined a variety of different non-verbal behaviours, including gaze aversion (looking away from the conversation partner), smiling, illustrators (hand and arm movements that accompany speech and illustrate it), self-manipulations (touching or scratching body or face, playing with own hair, playing with objects), subtle movements of hands and fingers, speech rate, pauses in speech, speech latency (period between question being asked and answer being given), speech fillers (um's and er's), stutters (repetitions of words, correcting sentences, and so on), and pitch of voice. Vrij (2000) reviewed more than 40 studies concerning such behavioural indicators of deception. The review revealed that deception is not related to a unique pattern of specific behaviours. In other words, there is nothing like Pinocchio's nose. Some behaviours, however, are more likely to occur during deception than others. Liars tend to speak with a higher-pitched voice, speak slower, pause longer...

Preventing Promoting And Maintaining

Collective meaning systems and so contributes to the experience of ''decultur-alization,'' can offer little guidance about what it means to grow old (T. R. Cole, 1997). This conversation is foundational to calls to draw on the elder's own strengths. Thus, families and communities have a moral responsibility to recognize and elicit these strengths, both as resources for elders' well-being and as barriers against needless deterioration of their mental health. Further, Gutmann's (1992) observations about the devastating effects of ''deculturation'' on the older population would argue for the ethical desirability of cultural and communal interventions, such as efforts to restore or create anew significant roles and responsibilities for elders in their communities.

Dietary Recalls

Regardless of whether 24-h dietary recalls are done in-person or over the telephone, the protocols work best when interviewer scripts are standardized on a computer screen with direct data entry into a software program. It is very important that the interviewer be well trained since tone of voice, body posture (when inperson), and reactions to participant descriptions of foods consumed can influence the quality of the data, including omissions or phantom food additions (Conway et al, 2004). Sometimes interviewers need to redirect the conversation back to the structured questions, should the respondent deviate off-topic, which can be a problem when assessing specific population subgroups, such as the elderly. As with food records, the use of portion size estimate aides, such as life-size food models, photographs, or dimensional aides including rulers and measuring cups, increases the ability to estimate portion size thereby improving the reliability of the recall data (Pietinen et al,...

Operant Techniques

The basic underlying principle of operant techniques is quite simple their aim is to reinforce desired behaviour while undesired behaviour is extinguished or punished. A prime example of a (usually inpatient) treatment based on operant principles is the token economy. In a token economy, the therapist distributes so-called tokens for occurrences of desired behaviour (like for example brushing teeth, being timely, conducting a conversation, cleaning the room) with the aim to reinforce this behaviour. Tokens are chips that function as secondary


Surgical removal of the right and left medial temporal lobes was performed in one patient, designated H.M., in an effort to treat his epilepsy. After the surgery he was unable to consolidate any short-term memory. He could repeat a phone number and carry out a normal conversation he could not remember the phone number if momentarily distracted, however, and if the person to whom he was talking left the room and came back a few minutes later, H.M. would have no recollection of seeing that person or of having had a conversation with that person before. Although his memory of events that occurred before the operation was intact, all subsequent events in his life seemed as if they were happening for the first time.

Advance Directives

The range of expression of one's wishes can, at one extreme, amount to an oral advance directive before witnesses or, at the other extreme, to very indirect and indeterminate accounts about expressions of preferences. Letters, diaries, messages, and reports of formal or casual conversations with family, friends, clerics, and professionals (social workers, lawyers, health care providers) form the primary sources for this information. The credence that decision makers give to such information can range from full confidence to having little or no force. We all know of situations where a person says, ''I would not want to be kept alive like that,'' but what status or significance such remarks will have when they are brought to the attention of those asked to exercise ''substituted judgment'' rightly will have everything to do with the context and the extent, gravity, depth, force, and consistency with the subject's value set about life that the collection of remarks (testimony) reflects....

Heart of Darkness

In 1955, I participated in a WHO rabies course given in Kenya, where I met a jolly, vital, gravelly voice Belgian virologist named Ghislain Courtois. Courtois was interested in the scientific use of native chimpanzees, and at first our conversations concerned the establishment of a camp for chimpanzees near Stanleyville, now Kisangani. The idea was to perform pathogenesis experiments in chimpanzees, and by 1956 the camp had been established and work had begun on polio and hepatitis B.

Behaviour Therapy

Social skills training became a hallmark psychosocial intervention and empirical science found support through results of clinical trials (Benton & Schroeder, 1990 Dilk & Bond, 1996). Not only did behavioural techniques improve social skills, there is also some evidence that this was retained in longer term follow-ups (Eckman et al., 1992 Wallace et al., 1992). Social skills training is a highly structured approach to learning very specific skills like making conversations, asking for help and living in the community. Role playing, rehearsal and modelling are used. The training can be delivered to individuals and groups. Although there are studies showing retention of skills up to one year after training (Eckman et al., 1992 Holmes, Hansen & St Lawrence, 1984 Mueser, Wallace & Liberman, 1995 Wallace et al., 1992), a recent meta-analysis focusing only on randomised controlled trials reported no benefits from social skills training (Pilling et al., 2002a). This may mean several things...

Morgans Smile

For those who investigated non-Mendelian heredity, its chief theoretical importance was not for the inheritance of acquired characteristics, but for resolving the paradox of cellular differentiation. How could cells become biochemically and morphologically different and yet possess the same chromosomal genes The extent to which this issue had polarized geneticists and embryologists is illustrated by Ephrussi's own recollection about a conversation with T. H. Morgan in the summer of 1934 at Woods Hole. Morgan's book Embryology and Genetics had just come off the press, and he gave a copy to Ephrussi with the request that he offer his frank opinion about it.49 Ephrussi returned a few days later and said that he found the book very interesting, but the title was misleading because he did not try to bridge the gap between embryology and genetics as he had promised in the title. As Ephrussi remembered, Morgan looked at me with a smile and said, 'You think the title is misleading What is the...

War And Terrorism

The victim is approached by one of the swindlers and engaged in a conversation on any sympathetic subject. Let's say the victim is an older man. When the swindler has gained his confidence, he or she mentions a large sum of money found by a second swindler who, at the moment, happens to pass by. The victim is led to believe that whoever lost the money probably came by it unlawfully. The swindlers discuss with the victim what to do with the money. One of the swindlers says that he or she works in the vicinity and decides to contact his or her employer for advice. He or she returns in a few minutes and states that the boss has counted the money and verified the amount and agrees that because the money undoubtedly was stolen or belonged to a gambler (or some such variation on a theme), they should keep and divide the money three ways, but that each should show evidence of financial responsibility and good faith before collecting a share. The victim is then induced to draw his good faith...

Swallowing Disorders

Dysphagia is not merely a sensorimotor disorder. As suggested by Leopold and Kagel (7), swallowing involves a five-stage process of ingestion preoral (anticipatory), preparatory, lingual, pharyngeal, and esophageal. The first stage involves an interaction of preoral motor, cognitive, psychosocial, and somataesthetic elements engendered by the meal. If deficits in internal cueing, sensorimotor gating, scaling of movement amplitude, and self-regulation of effort affect swallowing, especially during the preoral, preparatory, and lingual stages, and if mealtime is a social event, swallowing and conversation may be performed simultaneously or alternatively and might be especially problematic for individuals with PD creating a greater risk for dysphagia and aspiration.


The psychological sequelae of stroke, particularly post-stroke depression, have been extensively detailed in the research literature. Up to 40 of patients will suffer a depressive or anxiety disorder after stroke, with an associated negative impact on rehabilitation and increased mortality. Borrowing from the cancer literature, Lewis et al. (2001) found that fatalism and helplessness hopelessness were associated with reduced survival after stroke. Lincoln's group has contributed most of the small evidence base currently available for the use of psychotherapeutic treatment (CBT) in depressed patients following stroke. Following an initial successful but non-randomised pilot study, they demonstrated negative cognitions in these patients that are qualitatively similar to those of non-stroke depressed patients, supporting the use of CBT as an appropriate treatment. They progressed to a RCT of 123 depressed patients following stroke, randomly allocating 1 3 of patients respectively to CBT...

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