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4. Editing Power Tools

Andrew Savikas O'Reilly Media ePub
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Congruent Triangles: GED Geometry

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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2. The Start of Orthomolecular Medicine

Hoffer MD PhD, Abram Basic Health Publications ePub

CHAPTER 2

THE START OF ORTHOMOLECULAR MEDICINE

Leading gas companies here (New York) say the Edison’s invention has no appreciable effect on gas stocks in this city, and if there is anything of practical value in it, a slight reduction in price may be caused, but it cannot supersede gas for general lighting purposes. They say they have been kept well informed concerning all the recent discoveries in electricity both here and in Europe, and are very skeptical about the promised electrical millennium which is to abolish gas.

—December 24, 1879, from the Globe and Mail (Toronto, October 21, 2003)

It is unfortunately the case that traditional medicine follows other branches of science and invention in ignoring or scorning many important discoveries until long after their initial introduction. In 1968, Linus Pauling published his paper, “Orthomolecular Psychiatry, in Science,” and provided a scientific, theoretical, and practical basis for the concepts of orthomolecular medicine. He defined orthomolecular medicine “for the preservation of good health and the treatment of disease by varying the concentrations in the body of substances that are normally present in the body and are required for health.” This definition referred to a new concept, or paradigm, in medicine with respect to the use of supplements for treating disease. The older and still highly respected paradigm is called “vitamins as prevention.” This concept supports the use of very small doses of a few vitamins needed to prevent the occurrence of a few deficiency diseases such as pellagra. With the vitamins-as-prevention paradigm, vitamin supplements are not needed except for preventing these diseases, and megadoses are never required.

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10. Contemporary Ghanaian Popular Music since the 1980s

Eric Charry Indiana University Press ePub

JOHN COLLINS

The development of Ghanaian transcultural popular dance music from its origins in the 1880s can be divided into three broad historical epochs. First, as a result of colonialism there was, in southern Ghana, the introduction of foreign regimental brass band music, the classical and ballroom music of Western orchestras, and the guitar and accordion music of foreign seamen. There was a gradual Africanization of these genres up until the Second World War, sometimes linked to the spread of popular music genres from the coastal urban centers to the provincial and rural hinterlands.1 This resulted in transcultural music forms such as adaha and konkoma marching band music, the coastal osibisaaba and more inland and rustic odonson guitar styles, and street music by local elite ballroom dance orchestras that by the 1920s was being referred to as “highlife” (i.e., high-class life) music. By the 1940s, highlife became the generic term for all these new forms of Ghanaian music, whether played by brass bands, guitar bands, or dance orchestras and bands.

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Discovery: Praxis US History

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub

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