Studies in history and philosophy of biologicalâ€¦

2005

Semmelweis's investigations of puerperal fever are some of the most interesting in the history of medicine. This paper considers analysis of the Semmelweis case. It argues that this analysis isâ€¦ (More)

This article reports the findings of a small-scale study exploring student views of the videoconference as a teaching and learning tool in teacher education. The context of this study is a distanceâ€¦ (More)

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) makes use of explicit procedures for grading evidence for causal claims. Normally, these procedures categorise evidence of correlation produced by statistical trials asâ€¦ (More)

One of the most uninformative statements one could possibly make about mathematics is that the axiomatic method expresses the real nature of mathematics, i.e., that mathematics consists in theâ€¦ (More)

This report compares recovery of non-O1 Vibrio cholerae strains from seven California coastal sites during the winter and summer of 1983. A total of 41 identified and 27 presumptive nn-O1 V. choleraeâ€¦ (More)

The propensity interpretation of probability was introduced by Popper ([1957]), but has subsequently been developed in diÂ€erent ways by quite a number of philosophers of science. This paper does notâ€¦ (More)

Computer methods in biomechanics and biomedicalâ€¦

2001

This paper describes a three-dimensional finite element model of the human upper airways during rigid laryngoscopy. In this procedure, an anaesthetist uses a rigid blade to displace and compress theâ€¦ (More)

A Curriculum for Excellence outlines a curriculum for young people in Scotland from age 3 to 18. In the report, endorsed wholly by Scottish ministers, much is made of the underpinning values of theâ€¦ (More)

If p is prime, Mp = 2P â€” 1 is called a Mersenne number. If ui = 4 and Â«<+1 = Mj+i â€” 2, then Mâ€ž is prime if and only if uv-i m 0(mod Mp). This is called the Lucas test (see Lehmer [4]). The primes Momâ€¦ (More)