Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on October 1, 1949 · Page 5
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s. CHRISTMAS PARTY NOT FAR OFF—Here is proof that it isu t all work and no play for girls taking nurse's training -, at_ Mercy hospital. It won't be many weeks before there is anotner Christmas party like the one pictured above where Miss Bonnie Leaman is shown receiving a present from Santa. Parties are planned for nurses throughout the year. Doctors a Bother Haverhlll, Mass., ' (U.R) — Henry V. H. Champey celebrated his 71st birthday by bicycling 70 miles from here to Boston and back. His recipe for good health is to ride his bicycle 15 miles daily. "I don't have to bother with doctors that way," he said. There are only about 190,000 practicing doctors in the U. S. • Cleanliness Is Important In Maintaining Good Health Form-A-Cote Is a Finish That Stays Clean Because It Is Washable 8 Big Qualities of Form-A-Cote A Better Job in One Coat. Permanent Colors. No Brush or Lap Marks. Durable, Washable Film. Dries in Only One Hour. No Unpleasant Odor. Economical Painting. Unusual Coverage. $3.29 Gal. 95 BOVfflHflRDWflRRPfllNTCO So. F«d«r«l PhoN« 278 MasoN City, about the importance of good, pure milk for the continuance of good Health! Modern, scientific methods insure the purity of Modern Dairy Milk. Ask your neighbor how extra rich it is. Try it for a week and watch how eagerly your children go for it. s~ "Quality You Can Taste" Phone 988 Prompt Courteous Service to Your Door MODERN DAIRY World Famous SUI Hospitals Serve County Few Realize Extent of Services Given True, it i£ generally known that statewide ambulance service conducted by the State University hospital's own fleet of 22 cars can transport patients from any one pf Iowa's 99 counties to the hospitals in a day or less. But few citizens of Iowa are aware of the extent of the health services available once the ambulance arrives on the SUI campus. Like everything else this medical center of national and international reputation perched high on the bluffs had to have a beginning. In brushing away the cobwebs several amusing incidents came to light. After its establishment in 1870, one of the first fights to occur in the college was over equal rights for women. The rules establishing the University explicitly stated that the facilities were available to men and woman alike, and this provision extended to the professional colleges. Thus against the original plan and wishes of the faculty, a resolution was passed admitting women and promising that "good language would be used and proper conduct maintained." Then Body Disappears One other event occurred during the first year of the department to mar its serenity. A body disappeared from a new grave in the local cemetery and a notebook belonging to the coachman of the professor of anatomy was found near the reopened hole. The professor in question and his coachman departed from the city shortly thereafter. Today, however, there stand the University hospitals, the Iowa state psychopathic hospital, the medical laboratories, the Iowa hospital school for severely handicapped children and the nurses' residence. All these are a part of SUI's division of health sciences and ervices which also include the '.UI colleges of medicine, dentistry, ind pharmacy and the school of nursing. The components oE the division have a combined budget if over $5-million annually. The medical center works as a unit to provide services to the people of the state and to educate persons in all of the many lines of health work. However, to obtain a detailed picture of the work of ;he center, each unit must be examined separately. Connected by Tunnels Focal point of the medical cam- aus is the magnificent General lospital, which, with Children's nospital, constitute the University liospitals. One of the foremost hospital plants in America, its flood-lighted tower is visible for miles at night. It is connected with all other units of the medical campus by subway tunnels. The 750-bed hospital has a floor space of 8j acres and cost $4.5 million. The Children's hospital is a square, one story, 215-bed building with 7 wings. The east half is occupied by the department of orthopedics and the west half houses the department of pediatrics. French doors open from the patients' room in Children's hospital on to a concrete platform surrounding the hospital. This makes it easy for beds to be rolled out -swiftly when the weather permits. Inclosed courts with shade trees and play apparatus are provided for the children. The Perkins school in the basemcnf; of the hospital makes it possible for children to continue their schooling while they are hospitalized. Own Brace Shop A dental clinic is provided f~r the patients in the hospital, and a brace shop in the building makes all types of braces required by orthopedic patients. The physical therapy department has gymnasium equipment and a swimming pool for exercises, heat treatments and massage. The occupational therapy department assists the patient by providing occupations, activities, or exercise to aid and hasten his recovery. The services of the hospitals are too many to enumerate. In addition to the usual medical functions of a top-notch hospital in the care of the sick, they provide top-level teaching facilities for SUI's college of medicine and school of nursing. The doctors of the staff of the hospitals are members of the faculty of the college of medicine. There are 75 physicians on the staff, and 20 interns and about J35 resident physicians are continuing their training at hospitals at the present .time. All of the 225 students in the school of nursing receive instruction and practical work in the hospitals, and a large staff of graduate nurses is maintained to assure adequate care for the sick. Size of Operation A glance at some of the statistics for the hospital gives an idea of the enormous si^e of the opera- ;tion. All figures are for the fiscal ;year of July 1, 1948, through June j 30, 1949. During that period there were 21,180 admissions to the hospital constituting 271,435 patient days Out-patient visits totaled 32,929: One thousand, one hundred fifty births were reported and 21,684 operations were performed. X-ray examinations and treatments totaled 64,500 and 101,819 laboratory examinations were made. During the same period there were 43,149 physical therapy treatments and 5,488 brace shop orders filled. The hospital's pharmacy filled 140,458 drug orders and prescriptions, the laundry washed 2,679,725 pounds of laundry, and the kitchens served 1,473,119 meals. The social sen-ice office handled 0,349 cases. The psychopathic hospital Is not designed lor the custodial care BABIES THROUGH THE WINDOW—It's viewing time at the Mercy hospital. Shown through the window of the viewing room of the large and modern nursery are those who give the babies expert care, left to right: Mrs. Henry Velthoff, R. N., Mason City; Miss Theresa Lamm, Dumont; Miss Margaret Niess, Stacyville, at the incubator, Sister Mary Imelda, supervisor of: the maternity department, and Mrs. Irnogene Larson, R. N., Mason City. of a large number of patients. All activities at the hospital fit into a planned pattern leading the mental patient to a new Interest in life, new courage, and social rehabilitation. With every ambulance heading toward Iowa City goes the reassurance that the best care to be had is available in the hospitals— established by Iowa citizens for Iowa cltrzens. New Non-Profit- Plan Provided in Idaho A new, non-profit plan designed to provide prepaid medical, surgical and obstetrical care for the Idaho population has been announced by H. T. Jones, executive director, Idaho Hospital Service, Boise. Idaho Medical Service, Inc., to be administered by the Blue Cross plan? will be offered to the people in conjunction with Blue Cross, thereby providing a complete medical and hospital service to the state. Surgical benefits in the hospital follow a schedule of from S3 to $200. "The program of Idaho Medical Service, Inc.," Jones said, "will fill a long-sought need for prepaid medical and surgical care for the people of Idaho and will go down in history as this state's answer of the threat of compulsory government insurance as proposed by President Truman." Eye Man Gives Video Strain Tips Pittsburgh, (U.R) — The annual convention of the Pennsylvania Optometric association produced some up-to-date tips for protec- .ion of the eyes. One specialist reported that boric acid is losing favor as an eye wash. "Boric acid is more often irritating than helpful," said Dr. Michael urcio of Hahnemann hospital, Philadelphia. He said hospitals are replacing boric acid with a solution of ordinary baking soda. Turning to eye problems resulting from viewing television, the association suggested the following: 1. Make sure the set is properly installed, particularly the antenna, for clearest possible reception. 2. In tuning, adjust tone setting before turning the picture up to desired brilliance. Strike a balance between steadiness of image and brilliance. 3. Avoid both intense darkness and bright lights in the room. Mild, indirect lighting is preferable. 4. Sun glasses should not be worn. 5. Avoid excessively long periods of close concentration on the screen. Too Much Civilization Not Good for Teeth Chicago, (U,R)—If you are a regular victim of the dentist's drill, blame it on civilization. Dr. Paul E. Boyle, writing in the Journal of the American Dental association, reported that few of the teeth found by students of primitive man shows signs of decay. The chief factor in modern man's trouble with his teeth, Dr. Boyle said, stems from his diet: he focuses his appetite on carbohydrates, especially sugar. Pernicious Anemia No Longer Fatal Not too many years ago a diagnosis of pernicious anemia was equivalent to a death sentence. The story of how doctors mastered it is one of the great epics of medical science. This story begins with the work of Dr. George Whipple, a pathologist who had been experimenting at the University of California for a number of years, trying to determine which foods were favorable to the formation of blood. Doctor Whipple continued to bleed dogs' until they were anemic, then he would put them on carefully controlled diets. In time he found that liberal feedings 01 liver were especially favorable to the production of red cells in dogs. Dr. George Minot of the Harvard Medical School was studying cases of pernicious anemia about the same time and hearing of Doctor Whipple's experiment he began to feed liver to a few seriously stricken patients. Results were inconclusive a first, but when "liver was fed daily in large weighted amount the results were spectacular. In many patients" improvement wa obvious within a weekrSoon thej craved food and color appeared in their faces. Some of those early patient Sept. 30, 1949 * Il-C \Uion City Globe-G»i«Ue, Manon City. la. eally believed that: a miracle ad been performed. From the ery brink of the grave they were wrought back to life. At present the pernicious anem- a sufferer can look forward to a useful and normal life through he administration of purified iver extracts at regular intervals. Very recently a new product called vitamin B12 has been made available and promises even greater benefits in the treatment of this anemia. Thousands of people are living today because of the blood and liver experiments carried on by the doctors of this generation. Scientists Hunt Secret of Rare Scarlet Ibis Washington, (U.P.)—An effort to discover the secrets of the scarlet ibis soon will be made in the hinterlands of Venezuela by Dr. Paul A. Zahl, New York biologist and ornithologist. Zahl will head an expedition sponsored by the National Geographic Society. Zahl hopes to locate colonies of the spectacular scarlet ibis in the flooded plains of Venezuela's state of Apure, where they have been reported nesting. These areas can be reached only t»T sinsll uu«t or horseback. Destruction of numerous flocks of scarlet ibis lor their bright plummage has resulted in their seeking refuge in the inaccessible parts of Venezuela and probably eastern Brazil, Zahl said. POLIO $5,000 INSURANCE for each member of your family costs $10 FOR 2 YEARS. Covering entire medical and hospital expenses. NO WAITING PERIOD. Write or telephone . . . 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