Scientific Aids in Hospital Diagnosis

  • J. P. Nicholson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Investigations in Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert George Fewell
      Pages 3-7
    3. Peter Wilding
      Pages 9-18
    4. R. J. Mills, J. Dawson
      Pages 19-28
    5. W. H. P. Lewis
      Pages 29-33
    6. L. J. Butler
      Pages 35-53
  3. Radiation Diagnostics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. M. Davison
      Pages 57-61
    3. A. L. Evans, W. B. James, M. Davison
      Pages 79-84
    4. Louis Kreel
      Pages 85-92
  4. New Diagnostic Techniques in Special Departments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. B. MacGillivray, D. Wadbrook, P. M. Quilter
      Pages 95-106
    3. Judith Beardshaw, Gillian C. Hanson
      Pages 109-117
    4. G. N. Hounsfield
      Pages 119-130
  5. Clinical Measurements in Wards

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. George Godber
      Pages 167-174
    3. Gillian Tobin
      Pages 175-178
    4. C. M. Roberts
      Pages 179-183
  6. Coordination and Communication of Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Barry Barber
      Pages 193-195
    3. D. E. Clark, T. C. Sharpe, A. J. Duxbury
      Pages 197-205
    4. Michael Alderson
      Pages 207-210
    5. J. Hambleton
      Pages 231-237
  7. Ergonomic Contributions to Medical Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Clive J. A. Andrews
      Pages 241-242
    3. Donald L. Crombie
      Pages 251-265
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 281-286

About this book


This volume contains the Proceedings of a Conference on Scientific Aids in Hospital Diagnosis held at Oxford in April 1975. The Conference, organised on inter-disciplinary lines, was the fourth to be organised by the U. K. Liaison Committee for Sciences allied to Medicine and Biology (SAMB). The subject matter is divided into six sections: Investiga­ tions in Pathology, Radiation Diagnostics, New Diagnostic Tech­ niques in Special Departments, Clinical Measurements in Wards, Coordination and Communication of Results, and finally Ergonomic Contributions to Medical Diagnosis. Session IV may be found of particular interest as it puts the point of view of the nurses who have to operate so many of the new machines and pieces of equipment, often under stressful conditions. We were fortunate in having as our Guest Speaker, Sir George Godber, Former Chief Medical Officer to the Department of Health and Social Security. Sir George's career has spanned the time during which very many scientific technqiues have been in­ troduced into medicine and few people could be better qualified to give an overall picture of the present situation.


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  • J. P. Nicholson
    • 1
  1. 1.Westminster HospitalLondonEngland

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