A Dentist's Story - Curious People, Comical Happenings, Crowns of Glory


Author: Barrie Lawrence
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781781486986
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 162
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After-dinner speaker Barrie Lawrence has been making people laugh - really laugh - for years. Now it's your turn to hear his unbelievably funny, sometimes poignant stories from dental school, surgery and life. How did a pet frog lead to a successful career of seven dental surgeries and a bookshop? And of course, he was a student during those years known as the 'Swinging Sixties!' But something else happened at the London Hospital - something that was even more important than training as a dentist! You'll laugh, you'll cry, and most important of all, you will be inspired.

The British Dentist


Author: Rachel Bairsto
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1784420808
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 64
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Though the prospect may fill us with dread, most of us need dental treatment at some stage ? and the reality is that better care has never been available, as this fully illustrated book shows. Early dentistry was amateurish and limited to barber-surgeons, travelling tooth-pullers and blacksmiths, with patients often suffering as much from the cure as the malady; and even as things improved in the eighteenth century, fashionable dentures were still made from the teeth of dead soldiers or even of the poor. This authoritative introduction looks at this whole grisly history as well as at the increasing professionalism seen from the late nineteenth century onwards, which has led to very dramatic improvements in dental treatment, including modern dentures, amalgam fillings, anaesthetics and orthodontics, and to the current boom in cosmetic dentistry.

Food and Health in Europe

A New Basis for Action
Author: Aileen Robertson
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 385
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Countries need a review of the scientific evidence to develop integrated and comprehensive national policies on food and nutrition. This book fills that need, providing a comprehensive, in-depth analysis of the data on nutritional health, food-born disease, and food safety and public health concerns about the supply and security of food in Europe. Aimed at health professionals, this publication aims to strengthen their capacity as an efficient investment in improving public health in Europe. It highlights the urgent need for integrated, multisectoral food and nutrition policies to encourage the sustainable production of food, safe food production and the provision of food of high nutritional quality.

LICENSED TO DRILL!

Dentist on the Loose
Author: Barrie Lawrence
Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing
ISBN: 1786232499
Category: Humor
Page: 238
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Licensed to drill! Shots, Killing, Out Cold, Asphyxiated, Agents, Accomplices, Cocaine, the Opposition, The Man with the Golden Tooth, Heroes, Villains and a trip to Russia in the days of the old Soviet Union all figure in this fascinating catalogue of stories from nearly 40 years of being LICENSED TO DRILL! See just what really goes on at times behind the doors of a dental practice. Three patients fled, one with the dentist in hot pursuit. Fruit pastilles were laced with anaesthetic, and on one occasion, a ‘dangerous mongoose’ escaped from its cage in the car park. And so much more. Barrie takes the lid off life in a dental practice in a way that is engaging, entertaining, and totally unforgettable.

The Smile Stealers: The Fine and Foul Art of Dentistry


Author: Richard Barnett
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500773866
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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An incisive and startling international review of the evolution of dentistry from the Bronze Age to the present day, presented in a gorgeous package This achingly fascinating book follows the evolution of dentistry throughout the world from the Bronze Age to the present day, featuring captivating, grim illustrations of the tools and techniques of dentistry through the ages. It charts the changing social attitudes toward the purpose and practice of dentistry from the crude and painful endeavors of early civilizations to the fluoridated water, cosmetic surgery, and heightened expectations of today. Organized chronologically, The Smile Stealers interleaves beautiful and gruesome 3D objects, technical illustrations, and paintings from the Wellcome Collection’s unique medical archive of material from Europe, America, and the Far East with seven authoritative and eloquent themed articles from medical historian Richard Barnett. Including previously unseen illustrations, this comprehensive review of the development of the trade and discipline of dentistry covers topics as diverse as the very first dentures, the smile revolution in eighteenth-century portraiture, and the role of dentistry in forensic science. The Smile Stealers is guaranteed to appeal to those who see the beauty in medicine and biology as it probes the growth of dentistry.

New International Dictionary of the English Language


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: 217
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Aneurin Bevan: Speeches at Westminster, 1929-1944


Author: Aneurin Bevan,Peter J. Laugharne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 160
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How the Law Works


Author: Gary Slapper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317218019
Category: Law
Page: 320
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‘How the Law Works is a gem of a book, for law students and for everyone else. It is a must read for anyone interested in how society is shaped and controlled via law.’ Dr Steven Vaughan, solicitor, Senior Lecturer, Birmingham Law School ‘How the Law Works is a comprehensive, witty and easy-to-read guide to the law. I thoroughly recommend it to non-lawyers who want to improve their knowledge of the legal system and to potential students as an introduction to the law of England and Wales.’ HH Judge Lynn Tayton QC Reviews of the first edition: ‘A friendly, readable and surprisingly entertaining overview of what can be a daunting and arcane subject to the outsider.’ The Law Teacher ‘An easy-to-read, fascinating book . . . brimful with curios, anecdote and explanation.’ The Times How the Law Works is a refreshingly clear and reliable guide to today’s legal system. Offering interesting and comprehensive coverage, it makes sense of all the curious features of the law in day to day life and in current affairs. Explaining the law and legal jargon in plain English, it provides an accessible entry point to the different types of law and legal techniques, as well as today’s compensation culture and human rights law. In addition to explaining the role of judges, lawyers, juries and parliament, it clarifies the mechanisms behind criminal and civil law. How the Law Works is essential reading for anyone approaching law for the first time, or for anyone who is interested in an engaging introduction to the subject’s bigger picture.

The Dumbest Generation

How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future(Or, Don 't Trust Anyone Under 30)
Author: Mark Bauerlein
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440636893
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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This shocking, surprisingly entertaining romp into the intellectual nether regions of today's underthirty set reveals the disturbing and, ultimately, incontrovertible truth: cyberculture is turning us into a society of know-nothings. The Dumbest Generation is a dire report on the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its impact on American democracy and culture. For decades, concern has been brewing about the dumbed-down popular culture available to young people and the impact it has on their futures. But at the dawn of the digital age, many thought they saw an answer: the internet, email, blogs, and interactive and hyper-realistic video games promised to yield a generation of sharper, more aware, and intellectually sophisticated children. The terms “information superhighway” and “knowledge economy” entered the lexicon, and we assumed that teens would use their knowledge and understanding of technology to set themselves apart as the vanguards of this new digital era. That was the promise. But the enlightenment didn’t happen. The technology that was supposed to make young adults more aware, diversify their tastes, and improve their verbal skills has had the opposite effect. According to recent reports from the National Endowment for the Arts, most young people in the United States do not read literature, visit museums, or vote. They cannot explain basic scientific methods, recount basic American history, name their local political representatives, or locate Iraq or Israel on a map. The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future is a startling examination of the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its impact on American culture and democracy. Over the last few decades, how we view adolescence itself has changed, growing from a pitstop on the road to adulthood to its own space in society, wholly separate from adult life. This change in adolescent culture has gone hand in hand with an insidious infantilization of our culture at large; as adolescents continue to disengage from the adult world, they have built their own, acquiring more spending money, steering classrooms and culture towards their own needs and interests, and now using the technology once promoted as the greatest hope for their futures to indulge in diversions, from MySpace to multiplayer video games, 24/7. Can a nation continue to enjoy political and economic predominance if its citizens refuse to grow up? Drawing upon exhaustive research, personal anecdotes, and historical and social analysis, The Dumbest Generation presents a portrait of the young American mind at this critical juncture, and lays out a compelling vision of how we might address its deficiencies. The Dumbest Generation pulls no punches as it reveals the true cost of the digital age—and our last chance to fix it.

Tea in Health and Disease Prevention


Author: Victor R. Preedy
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123849381
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1612
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While there have been many claims of the benefits of teas through the years, and while there is nearly universal agreement that drinking tea can benefit health, there is still a concern over whether the lab-generated results are representative of real-life benefit, what the risk of toxicity might be, and what the effective-level thresholds are for various purposes. Clearly there are still questions about the efficacy and use of tea for health benefit. This book presents a comprehensive look at the compounds in black, green, and white teas, their reported benefits (or toxicity risks) and also explores them on a health-condition specific level, providing researchers and academics with a single-volume resource to help in identifying potential treatment uses. No other book on the market considers all the varieties of teas in one volume, or takes the disease-focused approach that will assist in directing further research and studies. Interdisciplinary presentation of material assists in identifying potential cross-over benefits and similarities between tea sources and diseases Assists in identifying therapeutic benefits for new product development Includes coverage and comparison of the most important types of tea - green, black and white

Health Targets in Europe

Learning from Experience
Author: Ernst K.
Publisher: WHO Regional Office Europe
ISBN: 9289042842
Category: Law
Page: 164
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This book looks at the phenomena that have been termed (with some variations) health targets. It seeks to understand their uses and abuses by drawing on the experiences of a number of European countries in which they have been implemented in various ways. It explores the methodological issues involved in setting and monitoring targets and the political issues that arise when using them.

A National Health Service?

The Restructuring of Health Care in Britain since 1979
Author: John Mohan
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 134923897X
Category: Medical policy
Page: 306
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This text contrasts the proposals of the Royal Commission of the late 1970s with those enshrined in the 1989 White Paper and describes how the changes came about. It asserts that the NHS reforms should be seen as part of a wider political strategy towards state provision of welfare.

British National Formulary


Author: British Medical Association Staff,Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain,British Medical Association,The Royal Pharmaceutical Society Of Great Britain Staff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780727917898
Category: Medicine
Page: 768
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Nursing in Europe

A Resource for Better Health
Author: Jane Salvage,Serge Heijnen
Publisher: WHO Regional Office Europe
ISBN: 9789289013383
Category: Medical
Page: 278
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A comprehensive report on the role and functions of nurses and midwives within the health systems of European countries including countries of central and eastern Europe (CCEE) and the newly independent states (NIS) of the former Soviet Union. The report

Nicotine Psychopharmacology


Author: Jack E. Henningfield,Emma Calvento,Sakire Pogun
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540692487
Category: Medical
Page: 544
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The fact that tobacco ingestion can affect how people feel and think has been known for millennia, placing the plant among those used spiritually, honori?cally, and habitually (Corti 1931; Wilbert 1987). However, the conclusion that nicotine - counted for many of these psychopharmacological effects did not emerge until the nineteenth century (Langley 1905). This was elegantly described by Lewin in 1931 as follows: “The decisive factor in the effects of tobacco, desired or undesired, is nicotine. . . ”(Lewin 1998). The use of nicotine as a pharmacological probe to und- stand physiological functioning at the dawn of the twentieth century was a landmark in the birth of modern neuropharmacology (Limbird 2004; Halliwell 2007), and led the pioneering researcher John Langley to conclude that there must exist some “- ceptive substance” to explain the diverse actions of various substances, including nicotine, when applied to muscle tissue (Langley 1905). Research on tobacco and nicotine progressed throughout the twentieth century, but much of this was from a general pharmacological and toxicological rather than a psychopharmacological perspective (Larson et al. 1961). There was some attention to the effects related to addiction, such as euphoria (Johnston 1941), tolerance (Lewin 1931), and withdrawal (Finnegan et al. 1945), but outside of research supported by the tobacco industry, addiction and psychopharmacology were not major foci for research (Slade et al. 1995; Hurt and Robertson 1998; Henning?eld et al. 2006; Henning?eld and Hartel 1999; Larson et al. 1961).

American Psycho


Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307756435
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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The modern classic, the basis of a Broadway musical, and major motion picture from Lion's Gate Films starring Christian Bale, Chloe Sevigny, Jared Leto, and Reese Witherspoon, and directed by Mary Harron. In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of madness and captures the insanity of violence in our time or any other. Patrick Bateman moves among the young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Young, handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day while spending his nights in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Expressing his true self through torture and murder, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society could bear to confront.

Open Wide

Futures for Dentistry in 2010
Author: Ben Jupp,Tom Bentley
Publisher: Demos
ISBN: 1898309035
Category: Dental economics
Page: 207
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Paradigm Freeze

Why It Is So Hard to Reform Health Care in Canada
Author: Harvey Lazar,Pierre-Gerlier Forest,John N. Lavis,John Church
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 1553393384
Category: Medical
Page: 398
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Why has health care reform proved a stumbling block for provincial governments across Canada? What efforts have been made to improve a struggling system, and how have they succeeded or failed? In Paradigm Freeze, experts in the field answer these fundamental questions by examining and comparing six essential policy issues - regionalization, needs-based funding, alternative payment plans, privatization, waiting lists, and prescription drug coverage - in five provinces. Noting hundreds of recommendations from dozens of reports commissioned by provincial governments over the last quarter century - the great majority to little or no avail - the book focuses on careful diagnosis, rather than unplanned treatment, of the problem. Paradigm Freeze is based on thirty case studies of policy reform in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The contributors assess the nature and extent of healthcare reform in Canada since the beginning of the 1990s. They account for the generally limited extent of reform that has occurred, and identify the factors associated with the relatively few cases of large reform. An insightful new perspective on a problem that has plagued Canadian governments for decades, Paradigm Freeze is an important addition to the field of health policy. Contributors include John Church (University of Alberta), Michael Ducie (Alberta Health and Wellness), Pierre-Gerlier Forest (Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation), Stephen Tomblin (Memorial University), Jeff Braun Jackson (Ontario Professional Firefighters Association, Burlington, ON), Marie-Pascale Pomey (Université de Montréal), John N. Lavis (McMaster University), Harvey Lazar (Queen's University), Elisabeth Martin (Université Laval),Tom McIntosh (University of Regina), Dianna Pasic (McMaster University), Neale Smith (University of British Columbia), and Michael G. Wilson (McMaster University).

Prevention of Periodontal Disease


Author: Fermin A. Carranza,E. Barrie Kenney
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 97
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