Robert Heller

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In the last decade of the eighteenth century medical education and medical practice in France were in a parlous state. The Revolution had left the whole edifice of the art of healing in ruins. The Constitution of 3 September 1791 had laid down the principle of a complete reorganization of public education to take account of the changed conditions of French(More)
To Luke and Jed, the best work I ever did in graduate school, And to Judy, their co-author Acknowledgements Writing is a lonely business, and writing a dissertation is lonelier still. But \lonely" is not the same as \alone." Thinking back on the many people who have helped me along the way, I feel a surge of gratitude, and writing these acknowledgements(More)
Proxime mortis calamitas est caecum esse Cardanus CARDANUS said, when discussing possible advantages to be derived from adversity, that next to death, blindness was the worst misfortune that could befall any person.' This he wrote at the time of the Renaissance, but even when the age of Enlightenment had arrived, a blind person's position in society had not(More)
This paper examines the effective deployment of conversational agents in virtual worlds from the perspective of researchers/practitioners in cognitive psychology, computing science, learning technologies and engineering. From a cognitive perspective, the major challenge lies in the coordination and management of the various channels of information(More)
Acknowledgements The authors of this study are indebted to many for assistance with various aspects of the study. We list them here to acknowledge their help. In listing those who provided assistance we undoubtedly omit some who were helpful. We hope such oversights will be understood. The authors alone are responsible for errors of omission or commission(More)
Tim ExTNSION of medical care and health education in remote and sparsely populated rural areas has now become one of the main objectives in the plans for the development of health services throughout the world. Rural health services are receiving, deservedly, a high place in the order of priorities of development planning.1'2 In some countries rural health(More)
In presenting this dissertation as a partial fulfillment of the requirements for an advanced degree from Georgia State University, I agree that the Library of the University shall make it available for inspection and circulation in accordance with its regulations governing materials of this type. I agree that permission to quote from, to copy from, or(More)