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Killian's operation

(kil-iănz) a surgical operation in which part of the frontal bone is removed to allow drainage of the frontal sinus (see paranasal sinuses), when this is filled with pus. [G. ...

Killian’s operation

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Medicine and health
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44 words

...Killian’s operation [ kil -iănz] n. a surgical operation in which part of the frontal bone is removed to allow drainage of the frontal sinus ( see paranasal sinuses ), when this is filled with pus. [ G. Killian ( 1860–1921 ), German...

Killian's operation

Killian's operation  

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(kil-iănz)a surgical operation in which part of the frontal bone is removed to allow drainage of the frontal sinus (see paranasal sinuses), when this is filled with pus. [G. Killian (1860–1921), ...
Minsky, Marvin Lee

Minsky, Marvin Lee (1927–)   Reference library

The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

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Current Version:
2010
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Philosophy
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802 words

.... Among Minsky’s many awards and prizes are the Turing Award of the Association for Computing Machinery (1970), the Killian Award at MIT (1989), the Japan Prize (1990), and the Benjamin Franklin Medal (2001). The philosophical significance of Minsky’s work falls mainly within those areas of philosophy of mind continuous with the cognitive and computer sciences. Minsky argued that our minds are team efforts, compounded out of the operations of many agencies – a term of art designating subpersonal specialized systems of widely varying complexity and...

Space Program, Military Involvement in the

Space Program, Military Involvement in the   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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2004

...quickly return images of the Soviet Union. Because of its national security applications, Eisenhower was inclined to assign all of America's burgeoning civil and military space programs to ARPA, but Vice President Richard M. Nixon and Eisenhower's science adviser, James R. Killian, Jr. , persuaded him otherwise. On 2 April 1958 , they submitted to Congress draft legislation that would establish the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Except for military space flight, for which the DoD remained responsible, the statute declared that all...

Coors Brewing Company

Coors Brewing Company   Reference library

Keith Villa

The Oxford Companion to Beer

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2013

...during the first 100 years of operation, the main product was simply Coors banquet beer, with an Export beer and a Bock beer made in minor quantities until the 1940s. Coors Light was introduced in 1978 and within 25 years became one of the top three beer brands in the United States. In 1994 Coors produced the first flavored malt beverage (widely referred to as “malternatives”) under the name Zima. Other beers made by Molson Coors with significant market share include, in the US market, the Blue Moon family of brands, Killian’s Red, and the Keystone family of...

Fantastic literature in English

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
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4,673 words

...deservedly popular for her sf for young readers, an undertaking that got underway in earnest with Keeper of the Isis light ( 1980 ), the first of three such novels. Other titles of interest are Invitation to the game ( 1990 ) and The golden aquarians ( 1994 ). Crawford Killian is an able novelist who began writing disaster novels, then moved to sf , and finally advanced to ff . The evolution may be traced from Icequake ( 1979 ) through The fall of the republic ( 1987 ) to Greenmagic ( 1992 ). Candas Jane Dorsey is active in the sf field as...

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