Herbert H. Bell

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Separate left ventricular and left atrial myxomas were detected with echocardiography in an asymptomatic young adult with a systolic murmur. Successful surgical removal of both tumors was performed without complications. The value of echocardiography in evaluating heart murmurs of uncertain origin is demonstrated by this unique case.
Aortocoronary bypass surgery was performed in three patients with incapacitating angina pectoris who had previously had successful renal transplantation. All patients had initial symptomatic improvement. Although two have mild angina pectoris, there is objective improvement in their exercise tolerance and in ischemic ST-T changes on treadmill exercise(More)
Is the perception of velocity determined by the prior discrimination of spatial and temporal distances? Two experiments sought to answer this question by comparing the discriminabilities of moving stimuli varied in spatial extent, temporal duration, or in redundant combinations of both variables. The subject's task was to identify which of two alternative(More)
Our study indicates that the combination of nicotinic acid (1.2 g/day) and lovastatin (20 mg/day) is more effective than either drug alone in reducing total and LDL cholesterol. Although HDL cholesterol was not significantly improved by these doses of agents over the duration of this study, LDL/HDL and HDL/total cholesterol ratios were improved due to the(More)
The Air Force's Armstrong Laboratory recently developed a distributed interactive simulation system. The purpose of this system is to support training effectiveness research involving combat skills. Currently, this simulation system provides the laboratory with most of the air combat simulation capabilities found in more expensive full mission simulators.(More)
The course of 146 consecutive patients with significant occlusive disease of the left main coronary artery who underwent coronary artery bypass surgery during a 4 year period is reviewed. Preoperatively, 11 patients were in New York Heart Association functional class II, 57 in class III and 78 in class IV. Seventy patients had progressive angina and 12(More)
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Four experiments investigated the role of pattern goodness in backward masking using five- and four-dot patterns constructed by placing dots in the cells of a 3 x 3 matrix. In Experiment 1, subjects rated the goodness of these patterns and the results replicated previous work showing that good patterns had few alternatives. In Experiment 2, the dot patterns(More)