Advances in Biological and Medical Physics, Volume II highlights the application of nuclear physics to biological and medical problems. This volume is composed of nine chapters, and start with survey on the biological effects of radiation exposure. The succeeding chapters deal with the mechanisms of molecular exchange and blood transfusion; the use of carbon isotopes in in vivo and in vitro animal studies; and the principles and applications of radioautographic technique. These topics are followed by discussions on the carcinogenic potential of ionizing radiation and the detection or measurement of radioisotopes in intact tissues of animals. The remaining chapters focus on some applications of nuclear physical and biophysical approaches in medicine. This book is of value to biologists, radiation scientists, and medical practitioners.
Mechanics of Deformable Bodies: Lectures on Theoretical Physics, Volume II covers topics on the mechanics of deformable bodies. The book discusses the kinematics, statics, and dynamics of deformable bodies; the vortex theory; as well as the theory of waves. The text also describes the flow with given boundaries. Supplementary notes on selected hydrodynamic problems and supplements to the theory of elasticity are provided. Physicists, mathematicians, and students taking related courses will find the book useful.
Mechanics of Deformable Bodies: Lectures on Theoretical Physics, Volume II covers topics on the mechanics of deformable bodies. The book discusses the kinematics, statics, and dynamics of deformable bodies; the vortex theory; as well as the theory of waves. The test also describes flow with given boundaries. Supplementary notes on selected hydrodynamic problems, as well as supplements to the theory of elasticity are also provided. Physicists, mathematicians, and students taking related courses will find the book invaluable.
Radio Wave Propagation: Consolidated Summary Technical Report of the Committee on Propagation of the National Defense Research Committee presents all the scientific information and report of experiments. This book discusses the problems encountered in the propagation of radio waves. Organized into three volumes, this book begins with an overview of the technical developments in the study of tropospheric propagation. This text then outlines the general theory of standard and nonstandard propagation together with descriptions and results of transmission experiments designed to test the theory. Other chapters consider the more unusual problems concerning the radar behavior of targets. This book discusses as well the problems of radio wave propagation in the standard atmosphere at frequencies above 30 megacycles. The final chapter deals with the selection and utilization of local terrain features that affect propagation and the performance of equipment. This book is a valuable resource for scientists and engineers in the field of radio wave propagation.
Basic Physical Training explores health and correcting faults of breathing and posture to counteract the lack of natural movement in civilized life. This book is composed of two sections encompassing nine chapters, which evolved from the method of physical and mental training known as Margaret Morris Movement. Part I focuses on the closely inter-related practical objective of basic physical training, namely, the breathing, abdominal muscle training, feet strengthening, posture, stretching, relaxation, joint mobilization, and balance. Part II discusses the basic mechanism of breathing, followed by descriptions of exercises. This book will be of value to gymnasts, teachers, and people who wish to practice the exercises either for health or as a foundation for more strenuous training.
A Handbook of Operative Surgery and Surgical Anatomy with Chapters on Instruments presents the methods, techniques, and instruments used in operative surgery and surgical anatomy. The book covers broad aspects of surgical procedures and methods that are practiced in operating rooms. The text provides instructions and details on operations on various parts of the body such as the stomach, neck, central and sympathetic nervous systems, bones, and thorax. Methods of amputations, ligation of arteries, selection and use of instruments for operations and the electro-surgical methods of operation are elaborated as well. Surgeons, physicians, and those working in medical operating rooms will find the text invaluable.
The Young Optician is a 13-chapter autobiography account of Nelson Arnold’s life and career as a young optician, and his great contributions in the field. This book relates first the author’s early life and his decision to enter a newly established field then. It also covers the author’s numerous human encounters and experiences in his sight-testing specialization. These encounters usually happen due to his status as a young optician. The author offers wise counsel on various aspects of life, including in profession, career, personality, human relations, home, family, and even in grooming. This book is of value to students who are still contemplating on what career to pursue.
Massage and Remedial Exercises: In Medical and Surgical Conditions describes the principles of certain forms of massage and remedial exercises for specific medical and surgical condition. This book is composed of 23 chapters. Considerable chapters are devoted to treatment of fractures, along with suggestions of approximate dates on which to begin the movements. Other chapters cover the treatment options for central nervous system, motor and sensory neurons, and muscle diseases. Different forms of deformities and constitutional, heart, blood, respiratory organ, abdominal, and pelvic diseases are considered in the last chapters. This book is directed primarily toward medical gymnasts.
Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy for Bath Attendants, Nurses and Biophysical Assistants considers the general principles and practice of hydrology and physiotherapy. This book is composed of two parts encompassing nine chapters. Part I deals first with the general principles of hydrology and hydrotherapy, followed by discussions on the application of water in motion in various forms, such as steam vapor, compresses, and hot air. Part II examines first the basic principles of physiotherapy, including the nature and properties of the physical forces that can be used for treatment. This part looks into forces or rays used medically, such as electro-magnetic, heat, light, actinic, X-rays, and radium rays. This book is directed to those who want to become bath attendants, nurses, and biophysical attendants.