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<p>In the early days of the 20th century, department store magnate John\nWanamaker famously said, "I know that half of my advertising doesn't\nwork. The problem is that I don't know which half." That remained\nbasically true until Google transformed advertising with AdSense based\non new uses of data and analysis. The same might be said about health\ncare and it's poised to go through a similar transformation as new\ntools, techniques, and data sources come on line. Soon we'll make\npolicy and resource decisions based on much better understanding of\nwhat leads to the best outcomes, and we'll make medical decisions\nbased on a patient's specific biology. The result will be better\nhealth at less cost.<br/><br/>\nThis paper explores how data analysis will help us structure the\nbusiness of health care more effectively around outcomes, and how it\nwill transform the practice of medicine by personalizing for each\nspecific patient.</p>
Much of the scholarship on twentieth-century Canadian literature has argued that English-Canadian fiction was plagued by backwardness and an inability to engage fully with the movement of modernism that was so prevalent in British and American fiction and poetry. Modern Realism in English-Canadian Fiction re-evaluates Canadian literary culture to posit that it has been misunderstood because it is a distinct genre, a regional form of the larger international modernist movement.Examining literary magazines, manifestos, archival documents, and major writers such as Frederick Philip Grove, Morley Callaghan, and Raymond Knister, Colin Hill identifies a 'modern realism' that crosses regions as well as urban and rural divides. A bold reading of the modern-realist aesthetic and an articulate challenge to several enduring and limiting myths about Canadian writing, Modern Realism in English- Canadian Fiction will stimulate important debate in literary circles everywhere.
A new critical edition of the acknowledged best Canadian novel of the 1930s. Irene Baird's Waste Heritage is a groundbreaking work of Canadian fiction based on the dramatic and violent labour disputes that took place in British Columbia in 1938. The story follows the progress of two friends, Matt Striker, a 23-year-old from Saskatchewan, and his simple-minded companion Eddy, as they travel from Vancouver to Victoria following the occupation of the Vancouver Post Office. Like the unemployed masses that took siege of the Post Office, Matt and Eddy yearn for relief after years of economic depression. Empathetic and tragic, Waste Heritage has been praised as Canada's Grapes of Wrath and the most important Canadian novel of the 1930s.
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