Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on October 1, 1949 · Page 19
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 19

Mason City, Iowa
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Saturday, October 1, 1949
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14-B Sept. 30, 1949 Maion Oily Gl.b.-G»»»U«, Mnon City, U, These Three Mason City Pharmacies Work Hand-In-Hand With Your Doctor ource of infection and controlling disease through sanitation and solation. Of the non-communicable pa- ients served during the year are hose with cancer, heart, surgical, anemia, arthritis, cerebral hemorrhage, old age, diabetes, upper respiratory infections, and influenza. Miss Beulah Wiedman will take up the duties as director this fail and working with her will be a staff nurse familiar to patients served by the Public Health Nursing Service, Mrs. Louise Krall. NURSING CARE IN YOUR HOME—Mrs. Louise Krall of the Public Health Nursing association demonstrates bedside care of a patient which is part of the community wide service given by the association. She is a welcome visitor to homes where she gives instruction to members of the family concerning care of the sick and even more welcome when, in many cases, there is no person who can stay home to look after the sick one. Nurse Visits Patient's Home Mason City Agency Gives Bedside Care You may know her as the .visiting nurse instead of the public health nurse but she is an integral part of the health program in Mason City. , Public health nursing is not a charity. It is an agency of the Community Chest and is a community service to which everybody may turn lor help, with health problems and part-time nursing care in the home. Besides ministering to the needs .of those unable to pay the association now offers a nursing service to patients able to pay—all under the eye of the family physician. At the rate of $1.50 or less Jor the first hour and 50 cents for each additional half hour, local residents can get this part-time service. Under Physician's Direction Coming in for part-time, under the physician's • directions, she can bathe the patient . . . make him comfortable . . . give him the essential care following an operation . . . care for mothers and new babies . . . give special treatments called for by the physician . teach the family how to give good nursing care . . . and to do other things that require skilled nursing care in small units of time and cost. The primary function of the public health nursing service is skilled bedside care for the sick in their own homes on a part- time basis and the carrying on of a health education program by visits to expectant mothers, with instruction in maternity care aric also health supervision of infants and children. Teaching of someone in the family to care for the sick is also the aim of nurses. Stresses Control Program In co-operation with the state department of health the nursng association carries on a communicable disease control program xvhich includes venereal diseases tuberculosis and other afflictions Much time is devoted to following up disease contacts, finding the Doctor Looks to 120-Year Life Span Cleveland, (U.R)—A Cleveland doctor has predicted that all infectious diseases will be eliminated in the near future" and after that the normal life span of 64 years will rise to about 120 years. Dr. Morris Schaeffer, director of the Contagious Diseases Division of City hospital, said, "Elimination of infectious diseases is on the way through specific drugs such as penicillin, streptomycin, aureomy- cin and other anti-biotic drugs now being worked." He added, "At the same time, new immunizing procedures, such as already practically have eliminated smallpox and diphtheria, will help in this process, first probably with yellow fever,. and then possibly with polio. "Both of these things tie in with lengthening the life span. There is no reason the life span cannot be raised to at least 120 years. Not in our lifetime, but not in the too distant future, either." Dr. Schaeffer said, "Infectious diseases may contribute to the speed of the aging process . . . once they are eliminated, man's life span will be longer. Also, when they are eliminated, medical research can turn its full attention to the causes of the aging process, which will speed up prevention of early death. "New ideas as to the chemistry of the cell are developing. When v/e find the causes of such things as hardening of the arteries, and heart disease, we will be on the way to lengthening life," he said. WHEN Dependable Accuracy Counts... Count on AQUAMEDICO With rich-looking WATUNOOF STRAF $45.00 (F»d. lax Included) FOR DOCTORS . . . FOR NURSES . . . Here is quality and style leadership at a new low price that represents rare value. , CERTIFIED WATERPROOF The watch every Doctor and Nurse has been hoping for. Note these serviceable features — shock-resistant; dust- proof; radium dial; sweep-second hand; 17-jewel movement; glass crystal can't shatter • See them now. WATCHES DIAMONDS 12 EAST STATE STREET ,yfi Located . „ Mason ». A. Pharmacy, of For many years the Cerro Gordo County Medical Society and Cerro Gordo County Dental Society have been serving the people of this community. Serving them by keeping abreast of the new developments in the field of medicine, so that they might better care for the sick and afflicted. Behind them stand Medical Research men with their modern discoveries— the great hospitals caring for young and aged—the countless number of rsurses and trained V > technicians. These three Mason City Pharmacies extend best wishes to all. May your noble work continue in this same manner in years ahead. The Prescription Shop, Mason City's Only Individual Pharmaceutical Store, Where Compounding Your Doctor's Prescription With Only the Freshest and Most Potent Drugs, It Their Business. CASEY DRUG 335 South Federal M. B. A. PHARAAACY Brick and Tile Building THE PRESCRIPTION SHOP 9 EAST STATE STREET

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