Douglas G Richards

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A bottlenosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) was trained to mimic computer-generated "model" sounds, using a whistle mode of vocalization. Prior to training, the whistle sounds of this dolphin were limited to a few stereotyped forms, none of which resembled the model sounds. After training, high-fidelity imitations were obtained of model sounds having (a)(More)
Despite increasing sales of gold supplements, and claims of benefits for neurological and glandular conditions, gold has received little attention in modern medical literature except as a drug for rheumatoid arthritis. Historically, however, gold had a reputation as a "nervine," a therapy for nervous disorders. A review of the historical literature shows(More)
M anual medicine covers a broad spectrum of techniques, including soft tissue treatment and high-velocity low-amplitude (HVLA) thrusting. In osteopathic terminology, these and many other manual medicine techniques as a whole are commonly referred to as osteo-pathic manipulative treatment (OMT). 1 Although many osteopathic physicians take the variety of(More)
Colonic irrigations enjoy widespread popularity among alternative medicine practitioners, although they are viewed with considerable skepticism by the conventional medical community. Although proponents make claims of substantial health benefits, skeptics cite the lack of evidence for health benefits and emphasize the potential for adverse effects. Yet(More)
Thirty-three patients received either 10 ml (group A) or 50 ml (group B) of water with diazepam tablets as premedication while in the supine position. Plasma diazepam concentrations were measured, a delay in the attainment of the peak plasma concentration being taken as an indication of delayed absorption and oesophageal hold-up. There was no difference(More)
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