Melvin Brodsky

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Scanning probe microscopy (SPM), invented 25 years ago, is now routinely employed as a surface characterization technique. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is the most widely used form of SPM, since AFM can be used in ambient conditions with minimal sample preparation. Examples of applications relevant to cosmetics include, but are not limited to, hair and(More)
In 2000, following a decade-long series of public employment service reviews, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) held a conference in Prague to take stock of the conclusions and look forward (OECD 2001b). The final report of the conference found that " a sea change " in public employment services' working methods had taken(More)
Purpose To evaluate the efficacy of facial acupuncture to decrease skin roughness and depth of wrinkles in the glabellar area. Methods Nine subjects aged 40-60 were recruited to participate in the study. Each participant received facial acupuncture treatments 2 times a week for 4 weeks for a total of 8 treatments. An impression of the glabellar area was(More)
An interval scale method of measuring GSR is presented, which measures only deflections without correction for base level. The scale is derived from psychophysics. A distinction is made between the psychological meaning a GSR is given and its physical measurement. This paper asserts, on the basis of empirical studies, that GSR measures the hypothetical(More)
Two evaluation studies of Reitan's REHABIT program, using 26 subjects, showed improvement for 23 persons, ranging from moderate to markedly improved. Three subjects showed no change. t tests for correlated observations on the pre-post Z scores were significant. Follow-up studies on brain rehabilitation are in progress.
Purpose Myofascial trigger points are a common component of musculoskeletal neck pain. Capsaicin, a vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) receptor agonist, has been shown to induce pain in human tendon tissues and to increase trigger point sensitivity in humans. TRPV1 receptor agonists, with repeated use, inhibit the initiation of transmission of pain-related(More)
A theoretical model of the etiology of schizophrenia, the schizophrenia spectrum, and normal development is proposed. This model is based upon replicated research. A selected review of the literature on the etiology of schizophrenia indicated that schizophrenia may be a developmental disorder of the quality of attachment interacting with the development of(More)
Radial Keratotomy was performed in 409 eyes with myopia of -6 to -12 diopters using eight incisions and deepening them from the optic zone to the limbus. The mean preoperative spherical equivalent refraction was -7.83 D and the mean postoperative was -1.02 D. Fifty-eight percent of the eyes were corrected to within 1 D of emmetropia and 38% achieved an(More)
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