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National nosocomial infections surveillance system (NNIS): description of surveillance methods.
The National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System (NNIS) is an ongoing collaborative surveillance system sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to obtain national data on nosocomialExpand
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The World on Paper: The Conceptual and Cognitive Implications of Writing and Reading
1. Demythologising literacy 2. Theories of literacy and mind from Levy-Bruhl to Scribner and Cole 3. Literacy and the conceptual revolutions of Classical Greece and Renaissance Europe 4. What writingExpand
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From Utterance to Text: The Bias of Language in Speech and Writing
In this far-ranging essay David Olson attempts to reframe current controversies over several aspects of language, including meaning, comprehension, acquisition, reading, and reasoning. Olson arguesExpand
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The world on paper
This high voltage circuit breaker comprises a vacuum type interrupter and a fluid-blast type interrupter electrically connected in series and arranged to be opened substantially simultaneously soExpand
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The relation between acquisition of a theory of mind and the capacity to hold in mind.
Building on earlier work by Pascual-Leone (1970) and Case (1985), Olson (1989; 1993) set out a theory showing how a series of incremental changes in capacity for "holding in mind" could account, inExpand
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Language and thought: aspects of a cognitive theory of semantics.
  • D. R. Olson
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological review
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The Handbook of education and human development : new models of learning, teaching, and schooling
Introduction - re-thinking the role of psychology in education, David R. Olson and Nancy Torrance folk psychology and folk pedagogy, David R. Olson and Jerome S. Bruner.
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Towards a psychology of literacy: on the relations between speech and writing
A variety of graphic systems have been developed for preserving and communicating information, among them pictures, charts, graphs, flags, tartans and hallmarks. Writing systems which constitute aExpand
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Epidemiology of preeclampsia and eclampsia in the United States, 1979-1986.
Preeclampsia and eclampsia continue to be among the leading causes of maternal death. However, national estimates of the occurrence of these conditions have not been available. To derive nationalExpand
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Mammographic densities and risk of breast cancer
To determine the relation of mammographic densities to subsequent breast cancer risk, a case—control study was undertaken using prediagnostic mammograms of screening program participants. MammogramsExpand
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