Harry L Herrick

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The FORTRAN project was begun in the summer of 1954. Its purpose was to reduce by a large factor the task of preparing scientific problems for IBM's next large computer, the 704. If it were possible for the 704 to code problems for itself and produce as good programs as human coders (but without the errors), it was clear that large benefits could be(More)
UNLABELLED Abstract Background: Persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and/or asthma have great risk for morbidity. There has been sparse state-specific surveillance data to estimate the impact of COPD or COPD with concomitant asthma (overlap syndrome) on health-related impairment. METHODS The North Carolina (NC) Behavioral Risk Factor(More)
BACKGROUND Comparisons of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) between persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and adults in the general population are not well described. AIMS To examine associations between COPD and four measures of HRQOL in a population-based sample. PATIENTS #ENTITYSTARTX00026; METHODS These relationships were(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. We describe the prevalence, characteristics, and impact of COPD in North Carolina. METHODS We determined the prevalence of self-reported COPD and characteristics of affected persons using data from the 2009 North Carolina Behavioral Risk Factor(More)
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