The papers gathered in this volume were presented at the medical sessions of the First Conference on Mathematics at the Service of Man held in Barcelona, Spain, July 11-16, 1977. Papers presented at the medical sessions were more numerous than those pre sented in any other single area of specialization covered in the conference. Because pf this, the Publications Committee resolved that papers presented at medical sessions be published separately from the proceedings of the conference. The proceedings of the conference have been published by the Esco1a Tecnica Superior d'Arquitectura de 1a Universitat Po1itecnica of Barcelona. The papers contained in this volume were selected on the basis of current interest and willingness of the authors to publish. They are organized not accord ing to the sequence in which they were presented at the conference, but, to the extent that this was possible, in topic areas. As its name indicates, the principal purpose of the conference was to under score the fact that mathematics is a science whose applications are relevant to many aspects of human activity. In the opinion of the editors of this volume, the conference met its objective with success, both in terms of the broad variety of topics covered as well as by the number of nations that were represented at the conference in spite of the special circumstances prevailing in Spain at that time.
Table of ContentsOpening Remarks.- Models and Computers in Signal Processing.- “Use of Fast HAAR Transform and Shannon’s Theory of Information in ECG Diagnosis According to Lester Method”.- “Mathematical Methods Applied to Image Processing in Medicine”.- Mathematical and Statistical Models in Physiopathology.- “Mathematical Models in Oncology: State of the Art”.- “Tactical Aspects in the Use of Linear Discriminant Analysis”.- “On Drug-Receptor Reaction Constants for Partial Agonists. Interaction with two Receptor Subtypes”.- “The Incidence of Infectious Diseases under the Influence of Seasonal Fluctuations Period Modes.”.- “Applications of Growth Curve Analysis to Biomedical Problems”.- Models and Computers in Medical Diagnosis.- “A Matrix Theoretical Theorem and Its Application in Medical Diagnosis”.- “Medical Diagnosis with Non-Parametric Allocation Rules”.- “Analysis of Errors in Problems of Physiopathological Discrimination Among Subjects”.- “Classification of Successive Observations within a Bayesian Linear Model”.- “Diagnostic Classification of Medical History Data”.- “Computer Aid for the Screening Test of Pancreatic Diseases”.- Models and Computers in Health Services Delivery.- “Models of Different Parts of a Medical Information System “.- “Optimal Scheduling for Cancer Radiotherapy”.- “The Recognition of Modern Trends in Oncology by Means of Bibliometric Analysis”.- “Structural Analysis of General Practices in Lower Saxony”.- “A Simulation Model of a Regional Health System for Planners”.- “An Analysis of the Logistics of Supplying and Processing Sterilized Items in Hospitals”.- Author index.