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My latest e-Article "BORN IN SCANDAL" is now available.

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 609 KB
Print Length: 48 pages
Publisher: SA Press (6 Sep 2013)
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It has been said that modern pharmaceutical regulation was 'Born in Scandal'. Frances Oldham Kelsey, a Canadian born pharmacologist and physician, found herself at the centre of the two greatest drug scandals in the United States in 1937 and 1961. These scandals gave birth to major reforms of the US legislation controlling pharmaceutical development and strongly influenced the statute books of every other country on the globe.

This e-Book tells the fascinating story of these scandals, traces their development and describes Kelsey's role in each. The text is fully referenced and is illustrated throughout.

If you believe that we have anything to learn from history, or if you merely wish to follow the path that has led us to the present, you will find this short book both interesting and enjoyable.

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Paperback: 132 pages
Publisher: SA Press (1 Jun 2012)
ISBN-10: 095632424X
ISBN-13: 978-0956324245

Clinical Biochemistry is about patients - how we investigate their signs and symptoms, how we diagnose their illnesses and how we treat them.

In this book the authors present a series of clinical cases, all based on real patients, and invite the reader to answer key questions using their knowledge and experience of each topic.

Each case and its questions are accompanied by the authors' detailed answers, which can be found by simply turning the page. As such, it is an ideal revision aid for those studying Medicine, Nursing and Biomedical Sciences and for those preparing for post-graduate membership examinations.

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"ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONS A Quick Guide to writing effective abstracts for papers and conferences" is available.

Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: SA Press (31 Oct 2011)
ISBN-10: 0956324231
ISBN-13: 978-0956324238

Writing a winning abstract is an essential professional skill, but it is not a straightforward task. Good abstract writing requires a clear, cohesive and, above all, concise approach. This Quick Guide combines a set of simple strategies for abstract writing with a series of practical writing and editing exercises. Anyone who is planning on preparing an abstract for submission to a conference or who is working on an abstract for a manuscript would benefit from reading this guide.

Topics covered include:

  • the structure and main components of the abstract
  • practical strategies for writing an effective abstract
  • the conference abstract selection process and why abstracts are not accepted
  • evaluation and discussion of good/bad abstracts and strategies for improvement

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"ON MORAL GROUNDS Lessons from the History of Research Ethics" is available.

Paperback: 140 pages
Publisher: SA Press (1 Feb 2011)
ISBN-10: 0956324223
ISBN-13: 978-0956324221

What can we learn from the past that may be relevant to modern clinical research ethics?

In this book Allan Gaw and Michael Burns show us how the past can illuminate the present and help us understand where we are and how we have come to be here. The authors present a series of intriguing stories that take us from a ship in the Royal Navy in the mid 18th century to a backwater in the US in the early 19th century and on to Cuba at the dawn on the 20th century, by way of the offices of a Harvard academic and a courtroom in Nuremberg. On this journey through the history of research ethics we are shown examples of the best and the worst. In each case the theme is one that is relevant today and one, which, if we are involved in clinical research in any capacity, we must address.

Michael H.J. Burns, BSc is a Research Fellow at the Glasgow Clinical Research Facility.

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Our Speaker Today
A Guide to Effective Lecturing
by Allan Gaw

Paperback: 162 pages
Publisher: SA Press (1 Aug 2010)
ISBN-10: 0956324215
ISBN-13: 978-0956324214

"Dr Allan Gaw has been lecturing and giving presentations for over 25 years and thinks that by now he might have learned a few secrets about how it should be done.

Having been to Medical School in the early 1980s he certainly gained a very good grounding on how it should not be done. In the last two and half decades he has, through observing the best and by sometimes painful trial and error, developed a simple and foolproof system for the preparation and delivery of a good lecture.

This book presents a distillation of that experience and will be invaluable to anyone having to prepare their first 'talks' as well as those who may have been lecturing for years but are still struggling to find it an enjoyable experience.

This is a book packed with practical advice and as the, often simple, secrets are revealed the reader will become convinced that it will never be so daunting again.

Allan Gaw, MD, PhD, FRCPath, FFPM, PGCert Med Ed is Director of Operations at the Glasgow Clinical Research Facility. He is the author or editor of 15 books mostly on the subjects of Clinical Biochemistry, Cardiovascular Research, Lipid Metabolism and Clinical Trials."

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Lessons from the History of Clinical Trials
by Allan Gaw

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Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: SA Press (1 Sep 2009)
ISBN-10: 0956324207
ISBN-13: 978-0956324207

"What can we learn from the past that may be relevant to modern clinical research? In this book Dr Allan Gaw draws on the experience of two decades working in clinical trials to show how the past can illuminate the present and help us understand our current position. In a series of intriguing stories that take us from Babylon and Ancient Egypt, to Europe in the 17th and 18th Centuries, and on to the concentration camps of Nazi Germany, and the US in the 60s and 70s, he demonstrates the origins of randomisation and blinding in clinical trials; the importance of consent, trust and codes of ethical practice; and the crucial importance of publication. And he shows us where it may have all begun."

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