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Amazing Medical Stories

Goose Lane Editions


The twenty true tales in Amazing Medical Stories give a rich and entertaining picture of the ways in which medical workers (both real and fake) have used the keys to the mysterious kingdom of life: health, disease, and physical anomaly, birth, death, and post-mortem diagnosis. The stories run the gamut from tragedy to hilarity, from satisfaction of curiosity to evocation of terrible pity. Amazing Medical Stories deals with quacks and charlatans, the giants Angus McAskill and Anna Swan, the first case of antisocial personality disorder, as well as wonderous inventions and achievements by physicians.

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"Medical stories amaze, amuse."

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"Interesting... ‘The Physicians on Titanic,’ ‘The Undertakers and the Titanic Disaster,’ and ’The Halifax Explosion: Taking Care of the Victims,’ these three compelling tales combined are reason enough to want to read this book."

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Dr. George Burden is a general practitioner in Elmsdale, Nova Scotia. His stories on medical history appear frequently in the Medical Post, and he is also a contributor to Reader's Digest, Stitches Magazine of Medical Humour, the Halifax Sunday Herald, and the St. John's Telegram.

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Dorothy Grant worked as a registered nurse in Halifax and New York, and later turned to journalism. With consumer affairs as her beat, she became a Halifax radio and TV personality. In the 1990s, she did communications work for the Medical Society of Nova Scotia, and at the same time she published more than 60 articles in the Medical Post. Her byline is familiar to readers of Family Practice Magazine, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, and the Halifax Chronicle-Herald.

 
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Academic Writing for Military Personnel

University of Ottawa Press


Academic Writing for Military Personnel is written for members of the military who are either new to or re-entering the academic community and who need to familiarize themselves with academic writing. The authors, an experienced writing instructor and a retired military officer, show how persuasive academic writing enhances officers’ effectiveness in their regular duties, especially as they reach more senior levels of service. They explain the differences between staff writing and academic writing, and outline some of the common errors military personnel make when transitioning from one to the other. The book’s chapters outline the value of strong written communication skills, the research process, the writing process, academic referencing, and frequent grammatical and syntactical errors. Specific examples chosen with a military audience in mind are integrated throughout the book to provide the reader with relevant and practical guidance. The book concludes with a discussion on how officers can use the knowledge they have acquired through their professional experiences in their academic work. As the only comprehensive guide to effective academic writing designed specifically for military personnel, this book will be a crucial addition to the libraries of junior and senior officers in militaries worldwide.

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"Using the unique perspective they have gained from both their academic experience and their direct involvement in the professional development of senior officers, Adam Chapnick and Craig Stone have created an eminently readable and practical guide to academic writing for military personnel. In so doing, they have rendered an invaluable service to the development of these competencies within the current and future cohorts of senior military personnel." -- LtGen (ret'd) Fred Sutherland

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"The prescriptions for writing are clear, and the format and organization make great sense. This book will be a tremendous asset to all." -- MGen (ret'd) Ivan Fenton

"In my former profession as an academic I read many books on academic writing over the years. This one ranks among the best." -- MGen (ret'd) Herb Petras

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"Academic Writing for Military Personnel is a short, focused, useful book... a welcome addition to the reference library of anyone in uniform." -- Canadian Air Force Journal

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Adam Chapnick is the deputy director of education at the Canadian Forces College, Toronto, and assistant professor of defence studies at the Royal Military College. He is the author of The Middle Power Project: Canada and the Founding of the United Nations (UBC Press, 2005).

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Craig Stone is the deputy director of academics at the Canadian Forces College, Toronto, and head of the Department of Defence Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada. Now retired, he served in the Canadian Armed Forces for over 30 years.

 
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Männerspielsachen

Acabus Verlag


Männer können noch so alt sein. Sie wollen doch nur spielen. Nur werden die Autos mit der Zeit immer schneller, die Audio-Anlagen immer stärker und die eigentlich überflüssigen mechanischen Armbanduhren immer komplexer. Wer blickt da noch durch? Der Stuttgarter Stefan Schickedanz teilt sein umfassendes Praxiswissen als Tester für führende Zeitschriften und Fachmagazine mit allen, die sich das Kind im Manne bewahrt haben. Wer mitreden will, braucht das Original zum Thema Männerspielzeug. Männerspielsachen Die Mutter aller Anthologien rund um Autos, Anlagen, Armbanduhren und anderes unverzichtbares Spielzeug für das Kind im Manne. Das vielbeachtete Buchdebüt des Stuttgarter Special-Interest-Journalisten Stefan Schickedanz fand illustre Nachahmer und Beachtung in den Medien. 'Bemerkenswert ist der persönliche Blick des Technikautors auf die Menschen und Dinge, die er beschreibt. Niemals sieht er etwas von außen, ist stets mittendrin.' Frankfurter Neue Presse 'Ein Leckerbissen nicht nur für eingefleischte Audio-Fans: Männerspielsachen blickt auf unterhaltsame Weise hinter die Testkulissen, stellt Protagonisten der Szene vor und gibt ein wenig Geschichtsunterricht.' Video-HomeVision 'Sehr amüsant etwa das Benzingespräch mit Fanta-4-Rapper und Hobby-Rennfahrer Smudo oder der Erlebnisbericht über den vermutlich schnellsten Hörtest aller Zeiten in einem BMW M5 bei Tempo 300.' AUDIO

 
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Was fehlt?

Bucher, RainerOxenknecht-Witzsch, Renate (Hrsg.) | Echter


In einer wirklich existentiellen Krise scheint die wissenschaftliche Theologie in unseren Breiten nicht zu sein. Sie funktioniert kirchlich wie universitär ebenso gut wie weitgehend geräuschlos.

Gerade dieser Normalbetrieb lässt fragen: „Was fehlt?" Was fehlt, bezogen auf ihren Gegenstand und ihre grundlegende Aufgabe? Dieser Frage gingen zu Ehren des emeritierten Eichstätter Philosophen und Theologen Alexius Bucher im Herbst 2014 Schüler, Freunde und Kollegen beider Fächer nach. Es geht darum, wie man sich Theologie auch anders vorstellen könnte und welche Themen dann anstünden. Es geht darum, über das gegebene Design der Theologie hinaus zu denken und einen Möglichkeitsraum zu eröffnen, der sich nicht an dem orientiert, was ist, sondern an dem, was sein könnte und begründet sein sollte.

Dass der Blick in den Rücken der eigenen Arbeit nur versuchsweise, exemplarisch und mit großem Risiko möglich ist, ist offenkundig. Der vorliegende Band zeigt, dass er sich dennoch lohnt.

 
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