Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on October 1, 1949 · Page 12
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4-C Sept. 30, 1949 Mkton Citjr Globe-Gnette, Mtson City, U. Wide FiekToT Work Carried On by A. M. A. Medical Association Has 135,000 Members Members of the American Medical association have made discoveries that are familiar to populations throughout the world. These discoveries have contributed immeasurably to solving the health problems around the globe. The American Medical association consists of more than 135,000 physicians who are members of the 2,024 component and district medical societies and the 3 constituent, state and territorial associations. An Impressive List An organizational description of the association reveals an impressive list: Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, Council on Scientific Assembly, Council on Medical Service, Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry, Council on Physical Medicine, Council on Foods and Nutrition, Council on Industrial Health, Council on National Emergency Medical Service, Bureau of Health Education, Bureau of Legal Medicine and Legislation, Bureau of Exhibits, Bureau of Investigation, Co-Operative Medical Advertising Bureau, Bureau of Medical Economic Research, Chemical Laboratory Library, Committee on Scientific Research, Committee on Therapeutic Research, Committee on Medical Motion Pictures, Committee on Rural Medical Service, Committee on Scientific Exhibits, -Therapeutic Trials Committee, Committee on Cosmetics. Members of these organizations include doctors who serve without pay to insure high standards and to protect .the public against the use of nostrums. In addition, there are offices associated with the various publications, particularly The Journal of the American • Medical Association and Hygeia. Over 750 Employes All of the foregoing offices have full time personnel at A. M. A. headquarters. In fact, the headquarters staff now comprises over 750 employes and it is still undergoing growth. ' Furthermore, there are a number of scientific sections devoted to special interests. Included are sections on: Internal medicine; surgery, general and abdominal; obstetrics and gynecology; ophthalmology, laryn- gology, otology and rhinology, pediatrics, experimental medicine and therapeutics, pathology and Research Is Saving Lives Discovery, invention and search have made possible prevention and cure of disease to an extent previously never imag- re- the ined. One life at birth in 1900 was 49 years; in 1949 it is 68 years. One thousand babies born in 1950 are destined to live a total of 69,000 years; had they been born in 1900 they would have hud an expectancy of only 49,000 years. "Now it is announced for the first time that white women in the United States have at birlh a life expectancy of 70.5 years." by one, Dr. Ernest E. TWO WEEK DAY CAMP IN EAST PARK—Recreational activities this summer for youngsters in Mason City included a day camp at East pai'k conducted by the Cerro Gordo county chapter of the Iowa Society for Crippled Children and Adults. The camp continued daily for 2 weeks under the supervision of Miss Marian Weaver, special education instructor in the local schools. The society hired the cooking done and the Red Cross transported the food to the shelter house where the campers ate hot noon lunches. Irons, president of the American Medical association, reminded the organization in an address recently, "diseases such as pneumonia, meningitis, tuberculosis, venereal diseases, diabetes, diphtheria and pernicious anemia which formerly were responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths and incalculable days of illness, are being controlled by new remedies or prevented by appropriate medical and sanitary measures. "Extension of local and county health units is proceeding under the stimulation and supervision of state and local medical societies, the United States Public Health Service and the American Public Health association. "All these measures are based on the store of medical and scientific knowledge built up, bit by bit, by medical research. "Deaths from lobar pneumonia in metropolitan hospitals, formerly 20 to 45 for every 100 persons who were infected, have been reduced to 7 or less. "Last year 40 cities in the United States did not have a single death from diphtheria. "The expectation of duration of physiology, nervous and mental diseases, dermatology and syphil- ogy, preventive and industrial medicine and public health, urology, orthopedic surgery, gastro- enterlogy' and proctology, radiology, anesthesiplpgy, and general practice of medicine. Each section has a chairman, vice chairman and secretary. Its True Purpose The work of the association, essentially, is the promotion of good health, the prevention of illness, and the advancement of the best treatment for those who do become ill. All units participate in this program in some way, whether by the study of new drugs, the issuance of research grants-in-aid, the determination of current illness, the improvement of hospital standards, or the dissemination of the newer information. The Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry examines drugs and allied products such as insecticides. The Council on Foods and Nutrition is concerned with nutritional problems and the acceptance of special purpose foods. The Council on Physical Medicine evaluates devices and physical medicine technics. The Bureau of Investigation collects and disseminates information on fraudulent and quack practices. Results in Publications Results of the council's deliberations are made available in The Journal of the American Medical Association and other publications 'such . as New and Non-Official Remedies, Useful Drugs, Epitome of the United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary, Glandular Physiology and Therapy, Annual Reprints of Reports of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry, Accepted Foods, Handbook of Nutrition, Apparatus Accepted, and Handbook of Physical Medicine. Sudden Deaths Blamed on Lack of Vitamin Boston, (U.R)—Many Americans die unexpectedly because of lack of body repair foods in their diet, says Dr. Royal Lee of the Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research in Milwaukee. "Most fuel-supplying foods like cereal and flour and sugar products on the market today have been depleted of vitamin B, vitamin C and minerals vital to the rebuilding of body tissue and muscle," he told the New England Osteopathic association, "This fact is largely responsible for the sudden deaths of business men and others who die of heart disease which was not detected," Lee said. "It is usually in case of the degeneration of heart muscles caused by a lack of natural body repair." He said research at the Lee Foundation had proved too many foods are pre-cooked at high temperatures or over-cooked in the home. This, he claimed, destroyed the food's vitamin powers. A. M. A. Withdraws 0. K.on2Sulfas Chicago—The American Medical Association Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry has withdrawn its acceptance of sulfathi- azole and sulfathiazole sodium, according to an announcement by the American Medical association. "The council recently consid ered the present status of gulfathi- azole," the statement says. "It considered the fact that approximately 18 per cent of patients who receive sulfathiazole develop untoward reactions such as fever, rash, acute leukemia, leukopenis (reduction of the number of white cells in the blood), and other manifestations of toxicity (which compares with about 16 per cen for sulfapyridine, 12 per cent for sulfanilamide, 6 per cent for sul fadiazine, and 7 per cent for sul famerazine). "Further question of the neec for continuing acceptance of sul athiazole was raised In view ot he fact that less toxic sulfonamide drugs and penicillin and treptomycin are now available, n conformance with its policy of withdrawing acceptance of a toxic drug when a less toxic but equally effective agent becomes available, the council voted to omit sulfathiazole and sulfathiazole sodium from the 1949 edition of New and Nonofficial Remedies (an official publication of the council). TREATING PHOBIAS Persons who have phobias, such as unreasonable fears of open spaces, crowds, tunnels, and oth- y er conditions, have not grown up emotionally, says Dr. W. B. Terhune of New Canaan, Conn. The doctor's task; in treating f- these neurotic persons is to induce them to place themselves in situations that they fear most, he says. Arthritis is one of the last diseases which seems about to yield to medical science. Developments of the last few years are encour- • aging, however. ***************** DREAD DISEASE INSURANCE FOR YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY $ 5000 MEDICAL EXPENSE Entire Family - 00 one year 10 '25 three yrs. INSURANCE FOR THESE DISEASES: POLIO SCARLET FEVER DIPHTHERIA SMALLPOX LEUKEMIA ENCEPHALITIS TETANUS SPINAL MENINGITIS The American Medical association has adopted a 10-point health program. Included are considerations of nutrition, housing, clothing, recreation, preventive medicine, prenatal care and childbirth, infant welfare and child care, hospitals and diagnostic centers, veterans' needs, research for the advancement of medical science, health education and other topics such as the use of philanthropic funds and voluntary prepayment insurance plans. Second to None In- addition, in 1947 the board of trustees established a trust fund of $1,500,000, the interest from which will be used each year to support medical research. The above are a few of the research interests of the American Medical association. They are not complete; they are merely indicative of the health pursuits of this organization. The United States stands second to none in medical knowledge and throughout the world scientists are turning to this country to share its research findings. Hospital P5an Provides All Surgical Benefits A program providing for complete payment of medical-surgical services for employes with annual incomes under $5,000 through the medical-surgical plan of New Jersey, Newark, has been announced by Norman M. Scott, M. D., the plan's executive vice president and medical director. "The program provides for medical, surgical, maternity, consultation and anesthesia services offered in hospitals by the patient's private physicians," Dr. Scott said. "The Medical society of New Jersey has approved the program and more than 4,500 New Jersey physicians, representing 9 out of 10 practicing physicians in the state, have signed as participating doctors." Today We Join With All North Iowa in a Hospital Service plan of New Jersey, the Blue Cross plan with headquarters at Newark, will handle the enrollment and accounting for the plan. SOFT WATER HELPS PROTECT YOUR FAMILY FROM BACTERIAL INFECTIONS - PROUD SALUTE ' i- > (. to the members of the 3 * CERRO GORDO COUNTY MEDICAL ' f AND DENTAL SOCIETY f THE HOSPITALS \ t AND THE NURSING PROFESSION ^r * In recognition of the important part j they play in making Mason City Truly a MEDICAL CENTER 'All VETERANS' Club: + ** 1308 N. Federal Ave. ^ ***************** To The HARD of HEARING SHOULD YOU BUY A HEARING AID?J£very hard of hearing pertxm •hould inv«»t in hearing. But thii means much more than the purchase of a piece of apparatus. Remember that your organ of hearing Is the most Bcnaitive and complex organ of perception in the human body—ten timea more »en«tive than eyesight itself, and three-dimensional in character. Invest in good hearing, by all means, with some reputable; qualified hearing aid manufacturer, represented by a reputable and qualified local technician specializing in the hearing aid field. But your investment •hould be a long-range one, following definite principles. l t BE SURE YOU'RE NOT BUYING AN ORPHAN. The hUtory of the hearing aid industry reveals that of some 90 companies introducing hearing aids over a ten year period in the past, only six arc still active in the field today. Be sure that the hearing aid you select is backed by at least five years of successful experience in the hearing aid field. 2. SELECT A REPUTABLE HEARING AID TECHNICIAN OR DEALER. Make certain that he knows hi« business and will be there to give you service on the same make of hearing aid in future years. Beware of the dealer who's here today with one make and gone tomorrow with another. \ 2, ASK YOUR EAR PHYSICIAN OR OTOLOGIST (M.D.). He should be able to give you impartial advice as 9 to your hearing problem end reputable hearing aid concerns. Be sure to ask him the character and type of your hearing loss and make sure that the hearing aid you select is individually fitted to your case. 4 BE SURE YOU'RE DEALING WITH A REPUTABLE: ESTABLISHED MANUFACTURER. Is the manufacturer a member of the American Hearing Aid Association; adhering to the standards and code of ethics of that organ- * iration? Has he a "basement shop" staffed with amateura or is his product backed by electro-acoustic and scientific laboratories with graduate engineers s&.d physicists? 5 DON'T FORGET THAT YOU'RE BUYING HEAR- 1 ING—NOT APPARATUS. Advertising claims of "super- dupers," "colossals," and "revolutionaries" should not distract you from your real objective which is—GOOD HEARING. You will be offered fads and gadgets increai- " ingly with less emphasis on scientific correction <ff your hearing loss. In conclusion; remember that no sound on earth will ever be any finer to you than the hearing aid you treat or the precision and skill itith which it /• fitted to your needs. Buy hearing—not apparatus. MAICO DES M01NES Paul D. Grout, Mgr. Des Molnes, Iowa 1430 Des Molnes Bid?. This is the newest, broadest policy for POLIO and the seven "dread" diseases. PLAY SAFE! Insure every member of your family NOW. The Policy Pays Blanket, medical, hospital, nurse and other bills up /to $5,000 for each person in your family. If you wish Polio coverage only the cost for the entire famil yis low: 1 year $5.00; 3 years $12.50. Phone for details today. APPLICATION TO American Casualty Company of Reading, Penna. I. Name (Please Print) Address (Number) (Street) City Zone State Date of Birth Occupation Have you, or any member of your family, Taeen in contact with anyone having Poliomyelitis, Spinal Meningitis, Small Pox, Diphtheria, Scarlet Fever, Tetanus, Leukemia or Encephalitis during the past 30 days? (Yes or No) If answer is "yes" give details 3. To the best of your knowledge are all members of family to be insured in good health on this date? . 4. Are you applying for Q Family Dread Disease Policy, Q Family Dread Disease Policy, (Yes of No) 3 year term, Prem. 2 year term, Prem. Precautions on Preventing Polio Given The division of preventable diseases of the Iowa state department of health has issued the following poliomyelitis precautions: 1. Wash the hands and face before eating., Teach children to keep their hands away from their mouths. (Imagine the amount of infection transmitted to the mouth by a group of youngsters blowing bubble-gum and playing marbles.) 2. Use only clean food and drink. (A dirty restaurant or a sidewalk lemonade stand with one pitcher and 2 glasses . has frequently helped poliomyelitis flourish.) 3. Avoid over-fatigue and chilling. These often pre-dispose to poliomyelitis attacks. See that children get rest periods. An hour at a swimming pool is better than a whole afternoon. 4. Keep away from persons with upper respiratory infections. Poliomyelitis often starts as a cold or a sore throat. 5. Cancel family reunions, church picnics, carnivals, county fairs, etc., in areas where there is poliomyelitis. 6. Call your physician early if your child develops any unexplained sore throat, -stiffness of the neck, intestinal tract disturbance or fever. 7. Do not consider DDT as a poliomyelitis preventive measure. It is a good adjunct to fly and mosquito control when other control measures are used along with it, but remember that DDT has never stopped a poliomyelitis epidemic. Similarly, we have no knowledge that it has ever prevented one. THE BEST IN GLASSES At pnm YOU can Afford to Pay.ln Mason City ItlsSERVICE OPTICAL Photomierogrtph of Diip«r wished In hard waur. Despite rinsing, hard water curd clinfs to floras, providing i harbor (or d*n|*ro«3 btcUria. WE HAVE GROWN TO IOWA'S LARGEST RETAIL OPTICIANS BECAUSE WE GIVE YOU ... . 1. CONSISTENTLY GOOD ACCURATE EYE TESTS 2. SENSIBLE PRICES 3. COURTEOUS SERVICE 4. FINEST QUALITY LENSES AND FRAMES 5. EXPERT WORKMANSHIP $25.00 10.00 (Date) (Signature) MAIL TO: IOWA HARDWARE MUTUAL AGENCY Phone 305 MUTUAL INSURANCE BLDG. Mason City CASH MUST ACCOMPANY APPLIANCE New Lens Blurs Vision Yet Improves Sight Southbridge, Mass., (U.R) — A spectacle lens that blurs vision yet Improves the subject's ability to see has been developed by the American Optical Co. The lens is designed lor use by those who provide professional and technical services in correcting vision. It' may be used in correcting crossed-eyes. In such cases, persons develop a habit of using only one eye for seeing and gradually the non-working eye deteriorates through lack of use. With the new lens on the good eye, however, the poorer eye is forced to work and thus its visual acuity is improved. Photomicrograph of Oliper wished In soft water. Now baby's cotton dl»p«rs arc fluffy, swMt and unitary. Research scientists have shown that hard water curd which forms on dishes, utensils and clothes can harbor dangerous bacteria and protect these from the action of soap and other disinfectants. With the use of soft water, no curd can form to provide a hiding place for bacteria. Your washings are more thorough, your rinsings more complete and the result more sanitary. Call for Culligan Soft Water Service. NORTH IOWA'S WATER- CONDITIONING HEADQUARTERS ALL THE LATEST STYLES AT REASONABLE PRICES YOUR FIRST DUTY IS TO YOUR EYES FOR THEY'RE SO IMPORTANT You owe it to yourself to come in for an EYE EXAMINATION AND PROPERLY PRESCRIBED GLASSES GLASSES BROKEN? Use our repair deportment. Bring or moil your broken glasses to us today . . . SPEEDY SERVICE — LOWEST PRICES DR. MILO COFFMAN, 0. D. In Charge of EYE EXAMINATIONS Service Optical Offers You Complete Eye Care WE EXAMINE YOUR EYES AND FIT YOUR GLASSES AT THIS MASON CITY OFFICE COME IN NOW FOR A GOOD EYE TEST 101 South Delaware PHONE 948 IOWA'S LARGEST RETAIL OPTICIANS Main Office and Laboratories — Des Moines • Branches Throughout Iowa 207 S. Federal Aye. Mason City

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