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ob·ser·ver

(ob-zĕr'vĕr),
One who perceives, notices, or watches; in behavioral research with humans, the investigator or his/her surrogate.
[L. observo, to watch]

observer

An international medical graduate—a doctor who was educated and trained outside of the US—who joins a medical or surgical team at a teaching hospital in the US to observe the style and particulars of patient management. Observers are usually sponsored by a foreign hospital or university and have a mentor assigned to them; they are expected to have a good command of English, must have a valid visa, and do not participate in direct patient management.
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As she observes, whites "linked black public life to criminal activity in the postwar period." And she cites the case of Rose Butler, an African American convicted of arson to make her point.
Yet she also observes that some of their tactics "heightened class divisions among blacks." Middle class values did not always work for members of the working class.
"North Dakota--at 29 percent--is the state with the highest percentage of activated troops." "It's a difficulty," observes Mike Rounds, governor of South Dakota, where 21 percent of reservists and Guard troops have been activated.
"Many area first responders are getting hit with double duty," Schumer correctly observes. "On one hand, they're being asked to deal with the security problems of the post-9/l 1 world.
While acknowledging that Pius's Christmas message of 1942 does, in general terms, deplore the condemnation to death of hundreds of thousands solely because of their nation or race, Wistrich, for one, has noticed that this was the protest that lasted "for the duration of a breath and mentioned neither Jews, nor Nazis nor any Nazi ally." [46] Given the obvious ambiguity of this record, Wistrich observes, it is odd that not only the Vatican but many Catholics have felt the need to defend him at all costs.
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"For every case we have examined," he observes, "there are hundreds of other communities that have experienced similar conflict surrounding efforts to establish religion in public schools.
Religious beliefs also have served as a potent barrier to the acceptance of more circumscribed areas of science, observes anthropologist Eugenie C.
Still, observes Lippard, "the crystal structure has clearly revealed the players on the catalytic stage."
Moreover, Skakkebaek observes, men who lose both testicles often develop psychological problems that hormone-replacement therapy cannot address.
Wisconsin, the remaining state to not observe Veterans' Day as an official paid holiday for state employees, will consider changing that this session.
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