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Bard

(bahrd),
Philip, U.S. physiologist, 1898-1945. See: Cannon-Bard theory.

BARD

Medspeak
Behaviour, Aims, Room, Dialogue. An acronym referring to the 4 pillars of acting as an effective consultant doctor, which has parallels with theatre (as in “bard”).

Clinical trials
Bard Memotherm Carotid Stent for Carotid Artery Stenosis. A trial which evaluated the safety and efficacy of the Bard Memotherm Stent in treating extracranial carotid artery stenosis in high-risk patients undergoing endarterectomy.
 
Primary endpoint
1-year MACE (death), any cerebrovascular accident (CVA), acute MI and/or CVA related to stented vessels.
References in classic literature ?
He was, in truth, a minstrel of the western continent--of a much later day, certainly, than those gifted bards, who formerly sang the profane renown of baron and prince, but after the spirit of his own age and country; and he was now prepared to exercise the cunning of his craft, in celebration of, or rather in thanksgiving for, the recent victory.
When a man's afraid,' shrewdly sings the bard, 'a beautiful maid is a cheering sight to see'.
He appeared to have passed his life in always getting up into mountains and fighting somebody; and a bard whose name sounded like Crumlinwallinwer had sung his praises in a piece which was called, as nearly as I could catch it, Mewlinnwillinwodd.
 The bard who would prosper must carry a book,
In justice to young Halpin it should be said that while in him were pretty faithfully reproduced most of the mental and moral characteristics ascribed by history and family tradition to the famous Colonial bard, his succession to the gift and faculty divine was purely inferential.
I reflected on the variety of ways the ingenuity of the late bard of civilization would be able to invent for the tormenting of his dependants.
The universal nature, too strong for the petty nature of the bard, sits on his neck and writes through his hand; so that when he seems to vent a mere caprice and wild romance, the issue is an exact allegory.
Miss Twinkleton then proceeded to remark that Rumour, Ladies, had been represented by the bard of Avon--needless were it to mention the immortal SHAKESPEARE, also called the Swan of his native river, not improbably with some reference to the ancient superstition that that bird of graceful plumage (Miss Jennings will please stand upright) sang sweetly on the approach of death, for which we have no ornithological authority,--Rumour, Ladies, had been represented by that bard--hem
Bards have written of the cestus of Venus, that turned the heads of all the world in successive generations.
The old Bards and Minnesingers had advantages which we do not possess -- and Thomas Moore, singing his own songs, was, in the most legitimate manner, perfecting them as poems.
This is the reason why bards love wine, mead, narcotics, coffee, tea, opium, the fumes of sandal -wood and tobacco, or whatever other procurers of animal exhilaration.
I read "English Bards and Scotch Reviewers," and I liked its vulgar music and its heavy-handed sarcasm.