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This paper is a draft of the introduction to the chapter on voluntary, nonprofit, and religious entities and activities slated to appear in the Millennial Edition of Historical Statistics of the United States (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press). Conceding the various problematic definitions of the "nonprofit sector," the essay offers a rationale for(More)
Understanding the past," will be held on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in early May 2005. It is intended to provide an opportunity to examine the ideas and related institution-building activities of a group of early Twentieth Century European thinkers, strongly modernist in outlook, about how best to create, disseminate and(More)
The effects of 9 beta-methyl carbacyclin, a chemically stable analogue of epoprostenol (prostacyclin, PGI2) were studied, in comparison with epoprostenol, both in vitro and in vivo in man. In vitro 9 beta-methyl carbacyclin and epoprostenol inhibited platelet aggregation induced by ADP, collagen, the endoperoxide analogue U46619 and arachidonic acid. The(More)
1 Atenolol 0.2 mg/kg i.v., propranolol 0.2 mg/kg i.v. or placebo were given in a double-blind crossover study to six healthy male subjects, and the effects of a subsequent infusion of epoprostenol (prostacyclin, PGI2) 0-6 ng kg-1 min-1 monitored. 2 PGI2 caused a tachycardia, a fall in diastolic blood pressure, a rise in pulse pressure, reduction in(More)
Following an open pilot study, the effects of repeated oral doses of BW245C, a hydantoin prostaglandin analogue, were studied in man. Six healthy volunteers received 150 micrograms BW245C or placebo 6-hourly for 5 days according to a double blind randomised balanced design with 7 days interval between treatments. Measurements of headache, facial flushing,(More)