Howard DuFour and Peter Unitt
This biography details the life of the unsung hero who built the engine powering the Wright brothers' successful 1903 Flyer. His lifetime spanned the advent of 2,800 horsepower radials, rocket and jet engines, two World Wars, and supersonic flight.
Arrigo Musti, Maurizio Calvesi, and Augusta Monferini
This book discusses and shows some of the art work from Arrigo Musti's Rain exhibition which commemorated the 14th anniversary of the signing of the Dayton Peace Accords that resulted in the end of the Bosnia-Herzegovina conflict. The book closely follows the Rain exhibition that was on display at the Missing Peace Art Space in Dayton, Ohio from October 22, 2009 to December 6, 2009.
Barbara A. Cleary Ph.D.
This book details the history of the Miami Valley School from before its founding in 1964 through to 2003. It highlights notable faculty, sports teams, and more.
The Miami Valley School, founding 1964 and located on 22 acres in Washington Township, is Dayton's only independent, college preparatory, non-sectarian school for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. It serves students in 16 surrounding communities within a 35-mile radius.
Adrian Kinnane’s unpublished manuscript “The Crucible of Flight” is an in depth look at what outside influences helped the Wright Brothers become the first to be successful in the quest for flight. Kinnane considers that the difference between them and their competitor/colleagues may well have been the difference that crowned them ultimately with success. His main focus is the familial and personal forces that set the Wrights apart. He studies the Wright family bond, the friendly and adversarial ties the Wrights developed outside the family bond, and the fraternal bond between Orville and Wilbur Wright.
A Dream Fulfilled details the engineering and personalities involved in building an exact, full-scale replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer. The replica was constructed over a period of two years and is currently on display in Wright State University's Paul Laurence Dunbar Library.
A Dream Fulfilled was edited by head of Special Collections and Archives at Wright State University Libraries, Dawne Dewey.
Charles W. Ingler
The book discusses the founding of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and was written for the 20th anniversary of WSU. Key players in the founding of the University are highlighted with brief information on each individual. The history of the University and how the different programs were started is discussed in detail. Black and white illustrations are found throughout the publication.
This report details human and animal experimentation conducted to test methods of treatment for shock brought on by prolonged exposure to cold performed by German doctors during World War II. It includes information about previous data collected on human experimentation as well as reports on German experiments. The impetus for this study was due to a Professor Weltz developing an interest in resuscitation from exposure to cold after immersion in water. This interest stemmed from the loss of pilots during the Battle of Britain in 1940-41, who died due to exposure after being left in the British Channel.
Ulrich F. Mueller
A book detailing the history of the mostly African American community of Carthagena in Mercer County, Ohio. The author states in the forward that his intent for this book is "to put Carthagena, Ohio on the map."
United States Army, Medical Research Laboratory, Air Service
This manual is the result of the work done in the Laboratory and it is intended for the information and instruction of those who are interested in the medical problems of Aviation. In these brief pages it has been impossible to go fully into a subject so new and so large. But it is the earnest hope that the faithful painstaking work of the department heads and their assistants may be of service in stimulating the study of conditions that are of such vital economic, military and human value.
Air Service Medical Manual : War Department. Air Service. Division of Military Aeronautics, Washington, D.C.
United States. War Department. Air Service Division of Military Aeronautics
In each of the countries at war there is a fully established Air Medical Service. Early in the development of the Aviation Service of our Allies, and even earlier in the German Air Service, it was found essential to create a medical department as an integral part of the Air Force. The French and the Italians for the past year have had well-organized Air Medical Services, which include in their personnel many of the foremost specialists of these respective countries. The British, whose Royal Air Force exists as a separate arm of the service, have a separate Air Medical Service with a Surgeon General of Aeronautics. In our own Service, this work has been effectively handled by a division of the Surgeon General’s Office, assigned as a part of the Division of Military Aeronautics.
Aviation is new, and the Air Medical Service even newer; so that for educational purposes the director of Military Aeronautics deemed it advisable to issue this book. Its object is to set forth Aviation’s debt to Medicine and to make clear the part played by the Air Medical Service in the “winning of the war in the air.”
The book is presented in two parts. Part I, is a shorter statement of the essential facts which are of immediate general interest. Part II goes into greater detail and is for the information of those who belong to the Air Medical Service or of those who desire to make a more thorough study of this new work.
Keyes Souvenir Card Company
The paperback book of photographs is from the National Military Home of Dayton, Ohio. The book documents, through photographs, what the grounds of the National Military Home looked like in the early 1900's as well as day to day life for the occupants. The book is bound by a gold string and the photographs are pasted to the pages. The book was published by the Keyes Souvenir Card Company in Dayton, Ohio and each photograph has a caption. The book is 36 pages, all illustrations, measures 26 cm x 32 cm, and the photographs measure 15 cm x 20 cm.
S. Weir Mitchell
Rest and unrest have had their days and fashions in medicine; but be you sure that he who can tell when the one is wanted, and when the other, is a man who is a master in the ways of healing. Surgeons and doctors for a long while have been using rest as one means of curing disease. Not by any means all of them have distinct views as to what it is they do when they put at rest a limb or the whole body; and yet this is what we most want to know. Unhappily, we lack as yet some of the factors needed to work out this hard equation; and until these are given we must in part only guess at the physiological results of rest, for today no man can tell me fully what is the difference in the products of the life of a limb at positive rest and in active motion. In fact, most that we know on this matter is purely empirical, and is in the shape of coarse clinical results. Still, even these teach certain things which you will do well to bear in mind. First of all is the thought, which should be ever with us, that few medical means are without their evil side. In our efforts to help, we too often harm, and we must take prudent care always that, in causing the largest share of good, we give rise to the least amount of ill. The one goes with the other as surely as shadow with light. To no medical measure does this caution more apply than to the use of rest.
The original article was published in A Series of American Lectures Volume I, Number IV which was edited by E. C. Seguin, M. D. The article is bound in a book titled Medical Addresses and Reports and has a sticker on the inside cover from the Pennsylvania State Lunatic Hospital, Harrisburg.
Preamble and Resolution of the Philadelphia County Medical Society upon the Status of Women Physicians, with a Reply by a Woman
Philadelphia County Medical Society
The resolution and preamble adopted by the Philadelphia County Medical Society regarding the issue of the status of women practitioners of medicine focuses on whether the society should encourage women to become practitioners and whether they should support women practitioners already in the field. This pamphlet includes a response by Ann Preston, M.D., dean of the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania at that time.
Introductory Lecture on behalf of the faculty to the class of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, for the session of 1858-59
Emeline H. Cleveland
This pamphlet features a lecture given at the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania by Emeline H. Cleveland on the subject of women's medical education.
The Long Secreted Friend, or a True and Christian Information for Every Body; Containing Wonderful and Approved Remedies and Arts for Men and Beast.
John G. Hohman
This book is a collection of remedies and charms for a variety of issues and ailments. The Long Secreted Friend was originally published in German by Johann Georg Hohman who later published this translation as John G. Hohman in Harrisburg Pennsylvania.
The Buckeye Jumper: Or, Borton's First Present to the Public, Comprising Six Score and Sixteen Remarks Concerning the Science of Medical Botany
This book is presented as a numbered list of information about medical botany prepared by author Jacob Borton. The author of this book presents the history of medical botany, facts, examples of recommended texts, and more.
A collection of local and rare books that are housed within the Special Collections and Archives, University Archives, and the University Libraries of Wright State University.
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