William J Beasley

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When rabbits are made resistant (tolerant) to Salmonella typhi endotoxin by administration of five intraperitoneal injections of small amounts of endotoxin on consecutive days, a plasma factor appears which accelerates the in vitro aggregation response of platelets to endotoxin. Furthermore, in contrast with the reaction in normal animals, this aggregation(More)
The value of the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the serological diagnosis of typhoid or paratyphoid fevers was tested with a collection of five sets of sera from 23 individuals who had no history of Salmonella infection from a nonendemic area (set 1) and from 143 patients from a highly endemic area (sets 2 to 5). The test was performed with a(More)
Outer membrane protein preparations were obtained from strains of Salmonella and Neisseria meningitidis. Solubilized cell envelope (CE) fractions from S. typhi and Salmonella groups A, B, C, and E had very similar electrophoretic mobilities on polyacrylamide gel, and common antigens were demonstrated by immunodiffusion. CE appeared to be a more satisfactory(More)
We studied the epidemiology, morbidity, and etiology of dermatologic and non-human immunodeficiency virus venereologic disease (Derm/STD) aboard a deployed aircraft carrier to revise Derm/STD training objectives for shipboard primary care providers. Onboard supplies for treatment of Derm/STD were also evaluated. Over 3 months, 929 Derm/STD patients were(More)
In June 1988, the armed forces of the United States began testing prospective candidates for military service for alcohol, marijuana metabolite (THC-COOH), and cocaine metabolite (benzoylecgonine) through the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) program. Comparison of the confirmed positive drug rates for pre-inductees into the Navy during the MEPS(More)
INTRODUCTION Interfractional anatomical alterations may have a differential effect on the dose delivered by step-and-shoot intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT). The increased degrees of freedom afforded by rotational delivery may increase plan robustness (measured by change in target volume coverage and doses(More)
Confirmed use of marijuana and cocaine in Navy and Marine Corps recruit populations was examined in terms of age, month of enlistment, recruit class size, education level, and Armed Forces Qualifications Test (AFQT) scores. Between 1982 and 1989, confirmed use of the drugs showed a seasonal variation, with the highest levels in the fall and winter. The rate(More)
Contour propagation is an essential component of adaptive radiotherapy, but current contour propagation algorithms are not yet sufficiently accurate to be used without manual supervision. Manual review of propagated contours is time-consuming, making routine implementation of real-time adaptive radiotherapy unrealistic. Automated methods of monitoring the(More)
Contouring structures in the head and neck is time-consuming, and automatic segmentation is an important part of an adaptive radiotherapy workflow. Geometric accuracy of automatic segmentation algorithms has been widely reported, but there is no consensus as to which metrics provide clinically meaningful results. This study investigated whether geometric(More)
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