PATTERNS IN FLUID FLOW PARADOXES
Encountering arteriographic standing waves as a radiologist in 1972 spurred research into fundamental fluid dynamics - the physics of transition to turbulence. This 1980 book explains how flow-generated transverse sound might freeze laminar slip, triggering plastic flow, which shifts resistance to the high levels of boundary contact.
THE NURSES ARE
In 1980-81, 43 babies died at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children from a supposed digoxin overdose. Serial murder was suspected, leading to the arrest of nurse Susan Nelles. In order to clear Nelles's name, an investigation was launched to find an alternate explanation: MBT leeching from pharmaceutical rubber.
CANDY CANE SPIN
The result of a lifetime of investigation and research into turbulent transverse flows in tubes, Dr. Gavin Hamilton presents a logical explanation for what may be one of the last great unsolved mysteries of modern physics. With rich illustrations backing up his research, Dr. Hamilton delivers a compelling addition to scientific literature.
Gavin Hamilton was both a hero and a voice in the wilderness... [he] singlehandedly had forced removal of MBT from syringes and rubber stoppers in Canada. Since then, we have not had a serious IV contrast reaction at our hospital. Formerly, we had deaths, and we had serious reactions in batches.
C. Stuart Houston, OC, SOM, DLit, MD, FRCPC