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The new MRCS structure replaces the vivas and clinical style examinations with an OSCE-based system. This revision guide - the first in a series - fully reflects this new format and provides a structured, systems-based approach to revision. Key aspects of anatomy, physiology, critical care, surgical pathology and operative care are combined whilst focusing on the questions commonly asked in the exam. The material is presented in a practical, question-and-answer based format to help readers retain details whilst providing all of the essential information needed for examination success. MRCS Revision Guide: Trunk and Thorax is a concise, clear pocketbook that reduces the need for bulky textbooks by providing a quick reference guide for busy surgical trainees. If you are studying for the MRCS examination, you need this book.
MRI has become an important tool in the management of patients with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, such as rectal cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases. This book, written by distinguished experts in the field, discusses in detail the technical, practical, and clinical aspects of MRI of the gastrointestinal tract. The chapters on technique encompass the most recent developments and address such topics as contrast media, high field strength MRI, and perfusion MRI. Subsequently, individual chapters are devoted to the clinical applications of MRI in the different parts of the gastrointestinal tract. Both established applications and new frontiers are considered, with the aid of numerous high-quality illustrations. By combining chapters dedicated to technical aspects and clinically oriented chapters, this book will prove very instructive for the novice while simultaneously offering experienced practitioners further insights into the value of MRI of the gastrointestinal tract.
A collection of readily reproducible techniques for the study of mRNA processing and metabolism. These cutting-edge techniques range from cotranscriptional processing events that occur while the mNA is engaged with elongating RNA polymerase II, to in vivo and in vitro splicing and its biochemical analysis, and alternative splicing. Additional methods cover mRNA export, the recovery and analysis of mRNP complexes, cytoplasmic translation, mRNA degradation in vivo and in vitro, and the controversial concept of nuclear translation. Each proven protocol is described in step-by-step detail and contains a background introduction outlining the principle behind the technique, lists of equipment and reagents, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding know pitfalls.
Mrs. Claus Doesn't Climb Telephone Poles (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids Holiday Special #3)by Debbie Dadey Marcia Thornton Jones
There are some pretty weird grown-ups living in Bailey City. But could the jolly woman fixing the phone lines after a big blizzard really be Mrs. Claus? The Bailey School Kids are going to find out! Melody giggled. Howie smiled. Eddie plopped down in the snow and laughed out loud. "I'm pretty sure Santa's wife has better things to do than fix telephone wires," Eddie said. "Eddie's right," Howie added. "The north pole is far away. Why would Mrs. Claus want to vacation in Bailey City?" "After all," Melody said, "Mrs. Claus doesn't climb telephone poles."
It's up to Molly and Malcolm to see that their brother "the Toad" has a proper Christmas when nosy Miss Penalty, who is babysitting while the housekeeper is away at a bake-off, comes down with a mysterious malady that "the Toad" may have caused.
Bertha Ley is mistress of Court Ley, a great spread of land. She marries Edward Craddock, a man beneath her station, but quite the essence of new order. A gentleman farmer, he is steady and a doer who turns Court Ley into an efficient farm. But Bertha wants passion and ardor: she gets reality. Bertha's tragedy is in her expectations--life would be so simple without them.
Harcourt is proud to introduce new annotated editions of three Virginia Woolf classics, ideal for the college classroom and beyond. For the first time, students reading these books will have the resources at hand to help them understand the text as well as the reasons and methods behind Woolf's writing. We've commissioned the best-known Woolf scholars in the field to provide invaluable introductions, editing, critical analysis, and suggestions for further reading. These much-awaited volumes are the first of many annotated Woolf editions Harcourt plans on publishing in the coming years.This brilliant novel explores the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a woman's life. Direct and vivid in her account of the details of Clarissa Dalloway's preparations for a party she is to give that evening,Woolf ultimately managed to reveal much more; for it is the feeling behind these daily events that gives Mrs. Dalloway its texture and richness and makes it so memorable.
Mrs Easter is outwardly a very respectable Kensington lady in a neat blue suit with immaculate hair. Despite the respectable veneer she enjoys fantastic adventures. This is the 1957 Kate Greenaway award book.
Mrs. Jeepers takes the class to a geology park for a weekend camping trip. But some of the rocks on the site look suspiciously like monsters, and the staff is strangely rocklike. Could Mrs. Jeepers really bring a canyon full of rock monsters to life? Something strange is going on, and the Bailey School kids are going to find out what's hit this creepy park.
There are some pretty weird grown-ups living in Bailey City. But what happens when the kids get stranded on a creepy island with Mrs. Jeepers? Could the island really be full of vampires? The Bailey School Kids are going to find out. Liza looked absolutely green. So did most of the kids as the boat bounced higher and higher on the waves. The only person who seemed happy was Captain Bela. In fact, she seemed to really enjoy the salty water. She grinned and licked at the salt water that splattered her face. Howie gulped. He dropped his mop to the deck and pulled his friends away from Captain Bela. "I think we may have a problem," he told them. "There is one other liquid on Earth that resembles seawater. Blood." Melody gulped. Liza shivered. Eddie's eyes got big. "Do you mean Captain Bela may be one of Mrs. Jeepers' vampire friends?" Eddie asked.
The Bailey School kids investigate to see if Mrs. Jeepers is turning the town's kids into monsters during Halloween. Includes puzzles and activities.
Eccentric Annabeth Gentry pretty much keeps to herself. except for the attention her bloodhound gets for digging up a body her life is, quite dull. So why does she think someone wants to kill her?
Drawing from recently declassified top-secret material, as well as revelatory eyewitness accounts, Secret Service records, and Jacqueline Kennedy's personal letters, bestselling biographer Barbara Leaming answers the question: what was it like to be Mrs. John F. Kennedy during the dramatic thousand days of the Kennedy presidency? Brilliantly researched, Leaming's poignant and powerful chronicle illuminates the tumultuous day-to-day life of a woman who entered the White House at age thirty-one, seven years into a complex and troubled marriage, and left at thirty-four after her husband's assassination. Revealing the full story of the interplay of sex and politics in Washington, Mrs. Kennedy will indelibly challenge our vision of this fascinating woman, and bring a new perspective to her crucial role in the Kennedy presidency.
HE CALLED HER MRS. KENNEDY. SHE CALLED HIM MR. HILL. For four years, from the election of John Fitzgerald Kennedy in November 1960 until after the election of Lyndon Johnson in 1964, Clint Hill was the Secret Service agent assigned to guard the glamorous and intensely private Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. During those four years, he went from being a reluctant guardian to a fiercely loyal watchdog and, in many ways, her closest friend. Now, looking back fifty years, Clint Hill tells his story for the first time, offering a tender, enthralling, and tragic portrayal of how a Secret Service agent who started life in a North Dakota orphanage became the most trusted man in the life of the First Lady who captivated first the nation and then the world. When he was initially assigned to the new First Lady, Agent Hill envisioned tea parties and gray-haired matrons. But as soon as he met her, he was swept up in the whirlwind of her beauty, her grace, her intelligence, her coy humor, her magnificent composure, and her extraordinary spirit. From the start, the job was like no other, and Clint was by her side through the early days of JFK's presidency; the birth of sons John and Patrick and Patrick's sudden death; Kennedy-family holidays in Hyannis Port and Palm Beach; Jackie's trips to Europe, Asia, and South America; Jackie's intriguing meetings with men like Aristotle Onassis, Gianni Agnelli, and André Malraux; the dark days of the year that followed the assassination to the farewell party she threw for Clint when he left her protective detail after four years. All she wanted was the one thing he could not give her: a private life for her and her children. Filled with unforgettable details, startling revelations, and sparkling, intimate moments, this is the once-in-a-lifetime story of a man doing the most exciting job in the world, with a woman all the world loved, and the tragedy that ended it all too soon-- a tragedy that haunted him for fifty years.
A vibrant social history set against the backdrop of the Antebellum south and the Civil War that recreates the lives and friendship of two exceptional women: First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and her mulatto dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckly. "I consider you my best living friend," Mary Lincoln wrote to Elizabeth Keckly in 1867, and indeed theirs was a close, if tumultuous, relationship. Born into slavery, mulatto Elizabeth Keckly was Mary Lincoln's dressmaker, confidante, and mainstay during the difficult years that the Lincolns occupied the White House and the early years of Mary's widowhood. But she was a fascinating woman in her own right, independent and already well-established as the dressmaker to the Washington elite when she was first hired by Mary Lincoln upon her arrival in the nation's capital. Lizzy had bought her freedom in 1855 and come to Washington determined to make a life for herself as a free black, and she soon had Washington correspondents reporting that "stately carriages stand before her door, whose haughty owners sit before Lizzy docile as lambs while she tells them what to wear. " Mary Lincoln had hired Lizzy in part because she was considered a "high society" seamstress and Mary, an outsider in Washington's social circles, was desperate for social cachet. With her husband struggling to keep the nation together, Mary turned increasingly to her seamstress for companionship, support, and advice--and over the course of those trying years, Lizzy Keckly became her confidante and closest friend. WithMrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly, pioneering historian Jennifer Fleischner allows us to glimpse the intimate dynamics of this unusual friendship for the first time, and traces the pivotal events that enabled these two women--one born to be a mistress, the other to be a slave--to forge such an unlikely bond at a time when relations between blacks and whites were tearing the nation apart. Beginning with their respective childhoods in the slaveholding states of Virginia and Kentucky, their story takes us through the years of tragic Civil War, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the early Reconstruction period. An author in her own right, Keckly wrote one of the most detailed biographies of Mary Lincoln ever published, and though it led to a bitter feud between the friends, it is one of the many rich resources that have enhanced Fleischner's trove of original findings. A remarkable, riveting work of scholarship that reveals the legacy of slavery and sheds new light on the Lincoln White House,Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Kecklybrings to life a mesmerizing, intimate aspect of Civil War history, and underscores the inseparability of black and white in our nation's heritage. From the Hardcover edition.
Sheila Malory is less than thrilled when her loathsome cousin Bernard comes to Taviscombe looking for information to complete his family tree. After all, she's got better things to do than listen to Bernard's pompous genealogical lectures and watch him berate his mousy wife. But when Bernard dies suddenly in his rented cottage, it's more than family obligation that keeps Mrs. Malory on the case. Someone wanted Bernard out of the way, and with all the dirt he was digging up on the family, the killer could be more than kin. . . and less than kind.
Dr. John Morrison, a new doctor in Taviscombe, joins the local, medical clinic. He is brilliant, mysterious, and aloof. Many of his patients and peers in Taviscombe do not like him because of his harsh manner. Because of his aloofness, no one is surprised when he is stabbed to death. However, Mrs. Sheila Malory surprises both herself and the readers when she uncovers numerous suspects and motives for the murder. The story is enriched by British manners and humor. According to Booklist, this novel is: Finely textured. . . . Sink comfortably with the heroine into a burnished old pub or a cup of tea. . . .Full of elegant shadings of place and character and appealing local color . . . Anglophiles will delight in the authentically British Mrs. Malory, and mystery fans will enjoy Holt's stylish writing, dry wit, and clever plot.
When the veteran teacher Margaret Hood dies suddenly of a diabetic reaction, Mrs. Sheila Malory, a British writer, takes on the job of a substitute English teacher at Blakeneys, a prestigious girls' school. Her job is to prepare five girls in the English Seventh for their A-level exams. Nervous about the job when she first arrives at Blakeneys, Mrs. Malory soon finds herself relaxing and enjoying her teaching in the classroom. Shortly after the beginning of the school year, the custodian finds the head of the school dead. The death is thought to be accidental but is still investigated by the police because of its strange nature. Because of Mrs. Malory's superb detective qualities, she is asked by the inspector of the local police to become involved in the case and to gather the facts about the death. Since Sheila is a relative stranger at the school, she has no problem gaining access to her peers and students. Because she does not know them, her coworkers think that she is curious when she asks them questions concerning their lives, in general, and the murder, in particular. Through her inquiries, Sheila learns that rivalries exist among the faculty, and that some of the students have deep emotional problems. It is only when the end of term arrives that the unpleasant truth is finally exposed. Hazel Holt's story shows the genteel style of the traditional British mystery. The setting of the story is picturesque, and the characters are refined, well mannered, and react to the murder in a calm and controlled way. Holt presents Sheila, the protagonist, as a mature and likable character who shows empathy and warmth to her peers and to her students. The plot is simple to understand and the twist at the end gives the plot its vitality.
When an old friend of Mrs. Sheila Malory invites her to a Writer of the Year party, Sheila feels she cannot refuse. At the party, she meets her old friend Beth Blackmore - otherwise known as Dame Elizabeth Blackmore, the eminent novelist. Sheila is happy that she comes to the party because a week later Beth suddenly dies leaving Sheila full of grief. Beth's publisher following the bequest of Beth's will, appoints Sheila as her literary executor. Among Beth's papers is an unfinished novel telling of a passionate love affair. However, something about the novel convinces Sheila that it is autobiographical and should not be published. When Phoebe, a potential literary critic of the novelist's works also dies, Sheila reads between the lines of Beth's autobiographical novel to find out the truth about Phoebe's murder, before something else tragic happens.
The following quote is taken from the back cover of the novel: "Writer Sheila Malory, seen before in Mrs. Malory Investigates and other mysteries, visits the annual Taviscombe Festival, which has been appropriated and aggrandized by Adrian Palgrave, a poet and biographer of little renown. Palgrave, who has been named literary executor for writer and man-of-the-world Lawrence Meredith, a leading literary figure of the 1920s and 30s, is found beaten to death during the first performance of the festival, and suspects are all around. TV documentary-maker Oliver Stevens fears disclosure of an affair. Young Robin Turner, treasurer of the festival, had been criticized frequently by the dead poet. Two other deaths and an attempt to destroy the Meredith papers lead Sheila to search for long-held secrets that bred fatal consequences." Through her charm and friendliness, Sheila invites her readers into the quaint English society of the fictional town of Taviscombe. Here readers watch Sheila fraternize with familiar people that the readers have met in Holt's other novels. Readers also meet new characters and are welcomed into Sheila's world of animals, delicious food and coffee and tea intermingled with the violence that Sheila uncovers and resolves.
This novel is the eighth one in the Mrs. Malory Mystery series. Mrs. Sheila Malory is an English widow in her late sixties. A friend of her late husband, Graham Percy comes to visit Sheila at her home. Graham is boring, critical, demanding, and controlling. For instance, even though he is only a visitor, he insists that he eat breakfast after he returns from his daily morning walks. Because of these negative qualities, none of his "so-called" friends, including Sheila's late husband, like him. However, because Graham was a so-called friend of her husband, Sheila feels that she must respect Graham and shows hospitality toward him. On one of Graham's daily morning walks, he does not return on schedule to eat his breakfast. Because Sheila is concerned, she searches for him and finds Graham stabbed to death. Since Graham had stayed at her house plus the fact that she is a "natural-born" detective, the rest of the plot resolves around her search and discovery of the murderer. Through this process, she learns about Graham's dark and evil side. Further, by interviewing those associated with Graham, Sheila learns also about their personalities, possible motives for the murder, and how they respond and cope with Graham's malevolent influence. The plot is simple and the clues necessary to solve the mystery of Graham's death are readily apparent.
The village of Taviscombe is sent reeling when the popular Sidney Middleton dies in a tragic accident. However, it soon becomes apparent that his death was a most deliberate act. How could someone so likable have enemies--especially one driven to kill? Mrs. Sheila Malory is dead-set on finding out. By the end of the novel, she solves the mystery and learns much about people in the process. For instance, she discovers that Sidney is really a horrible person who has destroyed many people's lives. Sheila, because of this discovery begins looking at people suspiciously. The novel ends with a twist. The story is enriched by British manners and humor. According to Booklist, this novel is: "Finely textured... Sink comfortably with the heroine into a burnished old pub or a cup of tea... Full of elegant shadings of place and character and appealing local color... Anglophiles will delight in the authentically British Mrs. Malory, and mystery fans will enjoy Holt's stylish writing, dry wit, and clever plot."
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