Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on October 1, 1949 · Page 18
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 18

Mason City, Iowa
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Saturday, October 1, 1949
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( ?ed Cross •/ome Nursing ftest in Iowa Women in Swaledale, Plymouth • ockwell, Dougherty, Rock Falls, nd Mason City were enrolled in Red Cross Home Nursing clas- this last year. And now the ,en want classes opened to them lis fall! ,In this-^ is reflected the high l^teem in which this phase of the jerro Gordo county Red Cross ^apter's service program is held V the public. The local home I jursing program has been rated f he best in Iowa. Mlf a family cannot find a nurse \ pmeone must be prepared to take .Ver the job. Simple nursing (ems are taught to men and wom- and boys and girls. Has Classroom In Mason City there is a well y quipped classroom for meetings ^the Red Cross office. Here the .dividual, under the supervision ! ^ Red Cross nurse-instructor, arns how to follow the doctor's •ders, how to make the patient >mfortable in bed, how to give >od and medicine and how to ve simple treatments ordered by ie doctor. Thus the Red Cross furnishes a >ecial service which every per- jp is, free to take advantage of esides the service in time of dis- ster—fires, tornadoes, floods. The )p men and women here in the junty in the fields of medicine, •anspprtation, c o m rn u n ication, ublicity, housing, social work and "1 the other interests meet to- ether to formulate plans for action in case of emergency. Provides Home Service Home service of the local Red Cross chapter helps families of men and women in the armed forces and veterans and their fam- lies meet personal and family problems. It provides a social welfare program for both members of the armed forces and the veterans and families of both. The Cerro Gordo county chapter home service department acts in the interest of the disabled veteran and his family. It plans with him, his family doctor and the hospital (local and government) to meet problems arising and continues to provide « well rounded program of social welfare that will meet the needs of the men who suffered disabilities as a result of active service. Lightning Strikes, Then a Blackout Cheyenne, Wyo., (U.R)—If anyone could describe how it feels to be struck by lightning, Lloyd Frederickson of Okabena, Minn., should be able to but he can't . Frederickson was struck by lightning -while playing golf at Cheyenne's airport golf course. Unconscious for. nearly a week after the incident, the whole affair is a blackout to him, including the day of the accident and a day or 2 before. Frederickson, recovering in the hospital, said he can remember leaving Okabena, driving to Rapid City, S. Dak., and driving south from there. The next thing he remembers is awakening in a bed in the hospital. BETTER CLEANING MEANS BETTER HEALTH Cleanliness is conducive to good health . . . Our professional services are conducted in the interests of better health for you. For First Class Dyeing: and Dry Cleaning Service Phone 396 Mason City Dyers & Cleaners Mason City, Iowa 1414 North Federal OPEN WIDE!—It was inspection day at Lincoln school when the photographer dropped in on Mason City's new school nurse, Mrs. Mabel Zickefoose. Parents are invited to be present at conferences during inspection of their children so parents of elementary school children will be receiving the invitation issued by Mrs. Zickefoose. This visit also gives opportunity for parents to talk to the classroom teacher about the health problem of any of her pupils. School Nurses Watch Over Every Child in Public Schools in Mason City and County Reading, 'Riting and 'Rithmetic still mean school days but in this day and age someone is apt to find an "R" title for the school nurse. Today she is as much a part of the school system as any study. This fall every child enrolled in a Cerro Gordo public school will be under the watchful eye of a school nurse. And every parent will remain conscious throughout the entire year that the school nurse is on the job to protect their child against disease. When she sends the dental card home to be filled out by the family dentist, sends a child home because he has a bad cold or is coming down with a contagious disease or sends instructions to have the child's eyes checked, then it is the parents'- job to make arrangements Spend Years on Education Long years of wearying study and a formidable investment con-i front the young man who desires to be a doctor of medicine. In the financial world there are plentiful examples of successful men who quit school after the 8th grade, or even before. No young man can become a doctor of medicine that way. At the age of 18 years the prospective doctor has completed 8 years of grade school and 4 years of high school. He now takes 4 years pre-medical study in college. His pre-medical work over, he takes 4 more years in medical school and receives his doctor of medicine degree. He is now 20 years old. But he isn't ready to practice. At least a year of internship lies ahead of him. Then in most instances, a license to practice is granted. Some doctors begin practice after this 9 year program. Others devote another year or .1 to duty as house physicians. Some continue to serve as resident physicians in a particular field in order to qualify for specialist rating. All told, they put in 13 years or even 14 before going into the private practice of medicine. The young man of 18 who gives 14 years to his training makes his debut at the age of 32. Here are the figures given by Medical Economics for the average cost of a general practitioner's investment in himself. Pre-medical education .. $ 7,000 Spent during medical schooling 7,000 Six-year earning loss while training 15,000 Equipment inv e s t m e n t upon entering practice 3,000 Polio Unable to Stop Determined Veterans Edison, Ohio, (U.R)—A little thing like an attack of polio couldn't keep one 23-year-old World war II veteran dqwn. Fred Goare was stricken with infantile paralysis which affected both legs. He refused to qu\t, though, and returned to his job as coach of the Edison high school teams, directing the athletes from his wheelchair on the sidelines. . This summer, Goare enrolled as a junior in the college of education at Ohio State university, majoring in physical education and Sept. 30, 1949 UUOB City Glob«-G»xeUe, Sfai»n 15-B i City. U. working for a bachelor of science degree. He who has health, has hope; and he, who has hope, has everything.—Arabian Proverb. WE SALUTE THE MEDICAL AND DENTAL SOCIETIES OF CERRO GORDO COUNTY CONFIDENCE IS IMPORTANT \\ We Are Proud to Have an Active Part in Assisting the & Sick .,. . to Health . . . AMBULANCE SERVICE OUR AMBULANCE SERVICE IS NOT LIMITED TO ACCIDENT OR EMERGENCY. It has been and will always be the desire of this firm to keep abreast of the times in the profession and to assist in the advancement of anything which will elevate our services to humanity to the highest degree. NEW AMBULANCE PNEUMONIA BLANKET We'have added to our already DeLUXE AMBULANCE SERVICE a PNEUMONIA BLANKET for the comfort of those who are ' ill, guarding against sudden changes of temperature that might cause dangerous chills while the patients are being conveyed from their home to the hospital. We pay a TRIBUTE to the Members of the MEDICAL and DENTAL SOCIETIES of Cerro Gordo County We take pride in publicly acknowledging our gratitude to you for the fine work you are doing and your constant interest in the Health of Mankind. COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME SYMPATHETIC AND UNDERSTANDING SERVICE TO ALL 126 3rd St. N. E. Phone 1505 for proper treatment with the family doctor and dentist. The Mason City program is so setup that there is a registered school nurse for the elementary grades, one for the junior high schools and senior high school as well as a director working in all areas. Too, there is a rural nurse who works in the 46 rural schools and 7 town schools, Plymouth, Swaledale, Thornton, Meservey, Ventura, Falls township and Rockwell. Clear Lake has its own school nurse. New Elementary Nurse Mrs. Mabel Zickefoose has taken up her duties as scnool nurse in Mason City, for the first time this fall and will serve the elementary grade schools. Miss Ellen Graves is in charge at 'the junior high schools and senior high school while Miss Nan Clack serves as director. The new county school nurse this year is Miss Alberta Cochram. She will work with the County Board of Health and the doctor appointed as county health officer. Mrs. Inez Dawson is school nurse in Clear Lake. Each fall there is a summer round-up or pre-school check up program for those children entering school in the fall kindergarten. This is conducted under the direction of the P. T. A. Classifications of services giv- on last year showed 2,295 admissions to communicable disease control. The largest number of cases were measles with 591 cases and sore throat and tonsilitis with 525 cases. In the dental health program last year records show 99.4 per cent of the elementary children having good healthy mouths. Special Education for Some In addition to the dental health reported, school health hygiene service included assistance given the special education department in making audiometer tests to all 1st, 3rd, 6th, and 9th grade pupi'« in the city. Of the total 1,810 tested between 5 and 6 per cent sho%ved some degree of hearing loss and follow-up work is being done on those cases. A Walt Disney film on "Care of the Baby" was shown in the mothercraft classes in junior high schools and in the senior schools "The Story of Reproduction" and TB films were used. For the 6th grade girls and their mothers the film, "Story of Menstruation" was shown. This was so well received, it was stated, that it will be a definite part of the health program. Co-operation of the Society for Crippled Children and Adults in the county was given credit for assisting in providing various devices needed. The health department works with the local infantile paralysis society in providing special care and treatment to those left with handicapping defects. Of the 10 school children who had polio during the year, none was left with serious impairment. The special education department is developing under the county workers and it is hoped that some of the defects may be prevented as well as alleviated. A special speech clinic was arranged last year by the speech therapist. Watches Children Closely In the schools the classroom teachers, who have been taught to recognize the symptoms of the diseases common to children, report any signs of illness to the principal. If she feels it is necessary she calls the nurse, who in turn decides whether the child should be kept at home or gets in contact with a doctor if she thinks it necessary. Students attending St. Joseph's school receive the dental health program, TB test, and audiometer tests as well as vision tests The school is equipped with a first aid room, in case of minor accidents. A home nursing course was offered to junior and senior girls last spring under the instruction of Mrs. Barry Brahney R. N. Holy Family school is completing plans for a new healtl program which will go into cffec I this fali. Total : $32,000 Has 50-Year Afterthought Worcester, Mass., (U.R) — Mrs. Carrie M. Crandall of Westerly, R. I., filed a claim with the Worcester city council seeking re-im- bursement for an injury to her left knee suffered when she fell down an open coal chute "about 1899 or 1900." A city solicitor said that all accident claims must be filed within 2 years from the time of the mishap to be valid. A man's confidence in the doctor he has chosen ... in the hospital he enters . . * in the insurance protection that he buys . . . for confidence eliminates worry. For 63 years FARMER'S MUTUAL INSURANCE ASS'N. has held the confidence of thousands of insured and has established an enviable record of soundness and prompt payment. MORE THAN $27,330,000 IN RISKS IN CERRO GORDO AND ADJOINING COUNTIES Farmers Mutual Insurance Assn We Write Insurance on City and Country Properties Al K. Carstens, President .". . W. H. Skene, Vice President . . . Henry Timm, Treat. Edmund Kelsh, Secretary . . . Mynelle Kabrick, Ass't. Secretary RAY SENEY — OVER 40 YEARS IN MASON CITY A DOCTOR MUST HAYI A WATCH THAT CAN WE DEPENDED ON AT ANY TIME! We Pay Tribute to the Doctors, Dentists and the Nurses of Today 71.50 60.50 71.50 71.50 ASK ait V 19 EAST STATE STREET Mason City, Iowa

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