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Coreen Anne McGuire

Office’s amplified telephone service, and argue that their failure to consider user input or the reality of hearing aid usage from the perspective of the ‘deaf subscriber’ led to their failure to provide an NHS adjunct for telephony. In the conclusion to the chapter, I argue that this has had profound consequences on our elevation of access to face-to-face speech above access to sound technologies such as telephony or music. In the previous chapter , we explored the extent to which the British Post Office’s artificial ear technology defined normal hearing in the

in Measuring difference, numbering normal
Christine E. Hallett

fascinated by Russia’s bells: ‘It was said in those days that there were 40 times 40 churches and holy shrines in Moscow, and so you can imagine [on holy days] 40 times 40 bells rang out from all these great and small beautiful architectural edifices. And the whole city was resounding with the music of bells.’23 Hearing Farmborough’s voice, as she recounts her early experiences of Kiev and Moscow, a listener cannot help but be struck by her deep sense of nostalgia. With the hindsight of sixty years, and speaking in a world still fractured by the cold war, in which Eastern

in Nurse Writers of the Great War
Narratives beyond the profession and the state
Frank Huisman

between both texts could not be bigger: while the former describes a healing ritual replete with religious offerings, chants and music firmly embedded in the local community, the latter is a technical report on a diseased woman, filled with clinical details and metrics in an attempt to objectify disease. Thus, Au and Cornet are setting the stage for a story about Western medicine and

in Medical histories of Belgium
The chemical revolution and the patronage of James Butler, Duke of Ormond (1610– 88)
Peter Elmer

Spaw , Belon foresaw the spa as promoting a wide range of cultural pursuits, including music, sport, shooting, lotteries and other pastimes that were intended to ‘disengage the mind from too serious or melancholick thoughts’. 39 Conclusion Little is known of the success or failure of the venture at Chapelizod. The village itself had hosted a small settlement of Huguenots since 1671, which under Ormond’s guidance and that of his deputy Richard Lawrence (d.1684) was intended to form the basis of a revitalised

in Early Modern Ireland and the world of medicine
Dorothy Porter

., p. 178; O. Sacks, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain (New York: Alfred Knopf, 2007), pp. 270–83. 95 Spurll, ‘Zen and the art of painting’, p. 90; see also Sacks, Musicophilia , pp. 270–83. 96 See T. Zausner, When Walls Become Doorways: Creativity and the Transforming Illness (New York

in Balancing the self
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Jane Brooks

screaming, tucked her under his arm and sped away in his tank’’.’86 Sister Betty Parkin’s memoirs recall her ‘ballet’ performance in a hospital in Egypt on Boxing Day 1940, an event which she clearly believed was excellent respite for the patients: ‘The sisters will dance for us’ … in response to this announcement, shouts and whistles broke out … Regardless that the opening bars of ‘The Skaters’ Waltz’ had yet to be played, the first of my corps de ballet bounded onto the ­stage – t­ he rest followed, their steps badly mixed as they tried to pick up the music. The

in Negotiating nursing
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Teaching ‘relaxed living’ in post-war Britain
Ayesha Nathoo

integral part of BBC radio broadcasting from its inception in the interwar years. 16 Unlike printed sources, radio could utilise vocal qualities, and relaxation proponents featured regularly on programmes such as Woman’s Hour – a ‘daily programme of music, advice, and entertainment for the home’, which started in 1946 on what was then BBC Light (the precursor to BBC Radio 2). Antenatal care was one of the first and most central forums for incorporating relaxation teachings in Britain, and a number of radio relaxation

in Balancing the self
Benoît Majerus
Pieter Verstraete

-aged resident, rather small in stature, accompanies the brass band to the side of the road: he waves his arm to the rhythm of the music … This patient wears a smart suit, very neat. His tie is rather improvised and he wears shabby, inelegant shoes on his feet. He thus accompanies the brass band, approximately at the same level as the drum major, on the side of the road, but slightly in

in Medical histories of Belgium
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Nurses’ perspectives on their work during the United Kingdom HIV/AIDS crisis, 1981–96
Tommy Dickinson
Nathan Appasamy
Lee P. Pritchard
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Laura Savidge

who’d been in the army – a military charge nurse. The patients were woken up at 6am – full blaring lights went on, drugs were given out and people were left standing ‘white and wobbly’. We just had a curtain separating the two halves of the ward. So, in our half of the ward, it would be dark and peaceful, and there might be some sort of earth music

in Histories of HIV/AIDS in Western Europe
Bonnie Evans

phonograph that played music. 62 This work, the forerunner of Applied Behavioural Analysis, built on a body of research conducted in the late 1950s on the use of operant conditioning to teach speech to animals, children and mute schizophrenic adults, such as that carried out by Catherine Hayes, H. Rheingold and W. Isaacs. 63 These operant conditioning methods were trialled at the Maudsley and the British

in The metamorphosis of autism