Traces the private lives of a group of people caught up in the cataclysm of the French Revolution and the Terror. The author based his historical detail on Carlyle's "The French Revolution", and his own observations and investigations during his numerous visits to Paris.
The management of the obstructed pediatric airway continues to be a great responsibility and challenge for otolaryngologists. It is one aspect of our field for which our expertise is universally recognized by medical practitioners outside our specialty and is likely to remain that way for the foreseeable future. The last 30 years has seen a revolution in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of a wide variety of congenital and acquired laryngeal and tracheal pathology in children. This has been driven in part by the creativity of our colleagues in devising more consistently reproducible and reliable surgical techniques. It has also been spurred by the advances in the medical and surgical treatments of premature and medically complex children, who now require our care as the last step in getting their airway issues resolved prior to their discharge form the intensive care setting. This edition of the Otolaryngology Clinics of North America, written by some of the most experienced practitioners of pediatric airway management in the world, is devoted to the describing the best practices in the treatment of these difficult problems.
Blending a seasoned mariner's expertise, a historian's attention to period detail, and a natural storyteller's gift for creating a cast of vivid characters, James L. Nelson brings to dazzling life a never-before-seen side of America's war for independence. Here is the conflict from the seaman's view, full of the sights, sounds, and sensations of the ocean - and of the thunder of cannons as the new world's freedom fighters vie for liberty. Well before Revere rode, seagoing American merchants were striking the first blows for independence. Drawn by the passion of the almighty dollar, none struck more deftly that Isaac Biddlecomb, captain of the Judea, whose smuggling activities made a mockery of His Majesty's Royal Navy. Pursued by the H.M.S. Rose, he sacrificed the ship he loved to the depths, and the fortune he stood to gain, rather than surrender - a bold affront that marked him for pursuit by the enraged forces of King George. Disguised as a merchant seaman, Biddlecomb is reunited with Ezra Rumstick, a comrade and fierce rebel advocate, in the very thick of the brewing revolution. On a brig bound for Jamaica, now serving as a lowly mate, fate tests his mettle when the captured Biddlecomb faces a life of hellish servitude under the mad captain and sadistic crew of the H.M.S. Icarus...
The year is 1768. In eight years, the American Revolution will begin. Newly orphaned, Peter York has been adopted by a deeply religious Quaker fame. Peter chafes under his new guardian's strict and unyielding views and vows to break away. He sees his chance when two runaway indentured servants are reported to be fleeing through his community. If he catches one, there will be a reward -- and freedom. But capturing the runaways leads to consequences -- and choices -- Peter cannot foresee.