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The Curious Adventures of a Doctor from Jaffna

From Old World Charm to Majulah Singapura

Author: K. Puvanendran,S. R. Nathan

Publisher: Editions Didier Millet

ISBN: 9814385670

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 311

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From a childhood spent playing marbles and climbing trees in Ceylon to a medical career in bustling Singapore, Dr K. Puvanendran’s experiences have been rich and varied. A leading neurologist, he counts kings and presidents among his former patients. This charmingly written autobiography traces the trajectory of his life against the changing landscapes of two vastly different countries. As a boy in Jaffna, Dr Puvanendran found imaginative ways to fill his time. He recounts with great relish the carefree pranks, adventures and school experiences. Woven into the evocation of these simple pleasures are also sobering glimpses of the darker periods in Ceylon’s history. After attending medical college in Colombo, Dr Puvanendran stayed in Ceylon to work before accepting a position at Outram Road General Hospital, now Singapore General Hospital, in 1971. As the narrative unfolds, we read about the roots of his interest in neurology, the highs and lows of his career, the doctors who inspired him and the most memorable medical cases from his fifty years of practice. Some of these intriguing cases include sleep-related crimes, for which he has testified in court as a local pioneer in sleep medicine. Dr Puvanendran’s story takes us through the old world of Ceylon and into the heady post-independence days of Majulah Singapura (“Onward Singapore”, as the national anthem proclaims), offering along the way a successful doctor’s take on the study and practice of medicine.

Adventures of a Black Bag

Author: A. J. Cronin

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447252780

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 850

The famous Dr Finlay stories Adventures of a Black Bag represents a selection of A J Cronin’s best stories – stories which are tragic, funny and wry, each revolving around two doctors whose tremendously popular TV and radio series have made them household names: Dr Cameron and Dr Finlay. These stories have that universal appeal which has become A J Cronin’s trademark, established by bestsellers such as Hatter’s Castle, The Stars Look Down and The Citadel.

A Socio-medical Adventure in Ghana

Autobiography of Dr. M.A. Barnor

Author: Mathew Anum Barnor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physicians

Page: 345

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Adventures in Human Being

Author: Gavin Francis

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782831045

Category: Science

Page: 317

View: 5528

Sunday Times bestseller We have a lifetime's association with our bodies, but for many of us they remain uncharted territory. In Adventures in Human Being, Gavin Francis leads the reader on a journey through health and illness, offering insights on everything from the ribbed surface of the brain to the secret workings of the heart and the womb; from the pulse of life at the wrist to the unique engineering of the foot. Drawing on his own experiences as a doctor and GP, he blends first-hand case studies with reflections on the way the body has been imagined and portrayed over the millennia. If the body is a foreign country, then to practise medicine is to explore new territory: Francis leads the reader on an adventure through what it means to be human. Both a user's guide to the body and a celebration of its elegance, this book will transform the way you think about being alive, whether in sickness or in health. Published in association with the Wellcome Collection. WELLCOME COLLECTION Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we think and feel about health. Inspired by the medical objects and curiosities collected by Henry Wellcome, it connects science, medicine, life and art. Wellcome Collection exhibitions, events and books explore a diverse range of subjects, including consciousness, forensic medicine, emotions, sexology, identity and death. Wellcome Collection is part of Wellcome, a global charitable foundation that exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive, funding over 14,000 researchers and projects in more than 70 countries. wellcomecollection.org

Adventures in Two Worlds

Author: A. J. Cronin

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447252802

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

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Adventures in Two Worlds – an autobiographical novel by A J Cronin, creator of television’s Dr Finlay and author of The Citadel and many other bestsellers. A master storyteller, A J Cronin presents possibly his most fascinating tale. Taking material directly from his own life, he tells of the early struggles of a poor medical student in Scotland, the cruel crushing of all hopes of becoming a surgeon, the years as a ship’s doctor and, later, life in the country practice that was the real Tannochbrae. There are many strange twists and turns – not the least of them the dramatic move from the world of medicine into that of literature when a novel ‘written despairingly on twopenny exercise books, thrown out and rescued from the rubbish heap’ was accepted by a publisher. And with Hatter’s Castle a new career was born.

Rumo: And His Miraculous Adventures

Author: Walter Moers

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1468307908

Category: Fiction

Page: 684

View: 2514

Astonishingly inventive, amusing and engrossing, Rumo is a captivating story from the wildly fanciful imagination of Walter Moers. Rumo is a little Wolperting who will one day become the greatest hero in the history of Zamonia. Armed with Dandelion, his talking sword, he fights his way across Overworld and Netherworld, two very different realms chock-full of adventures, dangers, and unforgettable characters: Rala, the beautiful girl Wolperting who cultivates a hazardous relationship with death; General Ticktock, the evil commander of the Copper Killers; Ushan DeLucca, the finest and most weather-sensitive swordsman in Zamonia; Volzotan Smyke, the corpulent Shark Grub; Rolv of the Forest, a Wolperting who can pass through the White Fire; Yggdra Syl, the guardian of the Nurn Forest and its talkative animals; Professor Abdullah Nightingale, inventor of the Chest-of-Drawers Oracle; and, the worst of luck, the deadly Metal Maiden.

Improvisation und Theater : die Kunst spontan und kreativ zu reagieren

Author: Keith Johnstone,Petra Schreyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783923854677

Category: Improvisation - Schauspielkunst

Page: 363

View: 9017

A history of the Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, Oxford, 1937-1987

Author: Jennifer Beinart,M. K. Sykes

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192616487

Category: Medical

Page: 214

View: 925

Anesthesia, a crucial component of modern medicine, has changed enormously during the twentieth century. This engaging study of an important and influential department explores key themes in the field. Beinart uses a narrative framework to recall how the struggles of the early years and the demands of wartime contingencies strengthened the links between research, training, and clinical services; the pressures to demote the department in spite of its record of excellence; and how it survived to contribute to important sub-specialties of anesthesia and to engage in qualitatively new research. A combination of documentary and oral sources informs this original account, including a final chapter by the present Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetics, M.K. Sykes, and a foreword by the first Professor, Sir Robert Macintosh.

Applying Performance

Live Art, Socially Engaged Theatre and Affective Practice

Author: N. Shaughnessy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137033649

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 9222

This book draws upon cognitive and affect theory to examine applications of contemporary performance practices in educational, social and community contexts. The writing is situated in the spaces between making and performance, exploring the processes of creating work defined variously as collaborative, participatory and socially engaged.

Adventure Calling

The Further Adventures of Macdonald Hastings, "Eagle" Special Investigator

Author: Macdonald Hastings

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Journalists

Page: 128

View: 9892

Niemalsland

Roman

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732532747

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5915

Richard Mayhew führt ein unaufgeregtes Leben in London, bis ihm eines Tages ein verletztes Mädchen direkt vor die Füße fällt und ihn um Hilfe bittet. Richard willigt ein und gerät dadurch in ein Abenteuer, das er sich in seinen Träumen nicht hätte vorstellen können. Denn Door ist kein gewöhnliches Mädchen, sondern gehört zum verborgenen Reich von "Unter-London". Mit ihr landet Richard in einer Welt, die weit seltsamer und gefährlicher ist, als alles, was er vorher kannte.

Nursing Times, Nursing Mirror

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television

Author: Linda S. Hubbard,Sara Steen,Owen O'Donnell

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810320703

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 450

View: 671

Biographical reference providing information on individuals active in the theatre, film, and television industries. Covers not only performers, directors, writers, and producers, but also behind-the-scenes specialists such as designers, managers, choreographers, technicians, composers, executives, dancers, and critics from the United States and Great Britain.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 8042

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Theatre Arts

Author: Sheldon Cheney,Edith Juliet Rich Isaacs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theater

Page: N.A

View: 1436

Theatre Arts Monthly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing arts

Page: N.A

View: 2312

Das Akhenaten-Abenteuer

Author: P. B. Kerr

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644472416

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1252

»Auch der wunderbarste Märchenheld, der an seiner kupfernen Lampe reibt, hätte sich keine fesselndere Geschichte als das rasant und brillant erzählte Abenteuer wünschen können.« (Spiegel) Eigentlich führen die Zwillinge John und Philippa ein ganz normales Leben. Bis ihnen eines Tages ihre Weisheitszähne entfernt werden und plötzlich unerklärliche Dinge geschehen. Denn John und Philippa sind keineswegs wie andere Zwölfjährige. Sie sind Dschinn. Und ehe die beiden so recht wissen, wie ihnen geschieht, landen sie mitten in einem unglaublichen magischen Abenteuer.

Calypso

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641234050

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 5551

#1-Bestseller der New York Times Den betörend geheimnisvollen Namen Calypso teilen sich unter anderem eine griechische Meeresnymphe, ein afrikanisch-karibischer Tanzrhythmus und ein Saturnmond. Fragt man David Sedaris, ist Calypso ein besonders bescheuerter Name für eine Katze. Aber auch ein betörend geheimnisvoller Titel für die lang erwartete neue Geschichtensammlung eines der erfolgreichsten Humoristen unserer Zeit, der es wie kein anderer versteht, zarte Schönheit im Hässlichen zu entdecken und die banale Komik des schönen Scheins zu entlarven. Die autobiografischen Geschichten in Calypso kreisen um das solare Zentrum der Familie. In den Ferien und an Feiertagen kommt der Sedaris-Clan zusammen, im elterlichen Strandhaus, später in David Sedaris' eigener Zuflucht mit Meerblick, und flickt am generationsübergreifenden Quilt aus gescheiterten Beziehungen, tragischen Toden, späten Einsichten - und hartnäckiger Liebe zu den Freunden, die man sich nicht aussuchen kann.

Performing Exile, Performing Self

Drama, Theatre, Film

Author: Y. Meerzon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230371914

Category: Music

Page: 350

View: 3718

This book examines the life and art of those contemporary artists who by force or by choice find themselves on other shores. It argues that the exilic challenge enables the émigré artist to (re)establish new artistic devices, new laws and a new language of communication in both his everyday life and his artistic work.

Life's Adventure

Author: Philip Gibbs

Publisher: London : Angus and Robertson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, English

Page: 207

View: 7596

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