This book is concerned not merely with the technical merits of defi- ciencies of particular aids to patient-lifting, but also with a dis- cussion of the need for aids, their availability and their actual utilisation. The work is based on a five-year investigation. Focus- sing particulary on mobile hoists. Throughout the book attention is paid to four factors; The patient, the attendant, the task and the environment.
Dr Edwards' stimulating and provocative book advances the thesis that the appropriate axiomatic basis for inductive inference is not that of probability, with its addition axiom, but rather likelihood - the concept introduced by Fisher as a measure of relative support amongst different hypotheses. Starting from the simplest considerations and assuming no more than a modest acquaintance with probability theory, the author sets out to reconstruct nothing less than a consistent theory of statistical inference in science.
Bob Harley is a typical 1950's suburban teenage boy when his father's job is transferred to Holland and Bob's family moves to Europe. He finds himself in a strange new world when he is sent to boarding school in Ireland, where his mother grew up. Bob is at first confused by the English spoken by the people around him. Accustomed to comfort, his new school has bad food and no heat. Even worse, the teachers use a bamboo cane on students as punishment. One of even seems so nuts that the other boys say he's a Martian. Bob only wants to go home. Then Bob falls in with a group of friends who prod him out of some of his misery. He finds the teacher he finds the most frightening (the one assigned to cane the boys) is the one he likes the best. He and his friends create hilarity with their suspenseful pranks and, inspired by the Goons comedy radio show, they commit acts of theater which culminate in Bob bringing American rock and roll to the other boys for the very first time.