Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on October 1, 1949 · Page 24
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 24

Mason City, Iowa
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Saturday, October 1, 1949
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|REX MORGANi M.D. Dranw especially for the Mason City Globe-Gazette SORRY TO GET YOU OUTATNK5HT, DR. MOR<3AN/ WE WOULD HAVE CALLED EARLIER- EXCEPT WE ALREADY, OWE YOU A BILL/ NEITHER 1 NOR AMV DOCTOR WOULD REFUSE O SEE A SICK CHILD. BECAUSE HIS FATHER A OWED US MOWSy, ' -<l CHARLEY/'BESIDES, I KNOW YOU'RE HONEST AND WILL PAY WHEN YOU CAN/ IT SURE'-'WOULD'BE 6REAT IF WE HAD SOCIALIZED' MEDICINE, WOULDN'T IT, DOC?....THEN THE GOVERNMENT COULD PAY MY BiLLS IMSTEAD OF ME/ IT SOUNDS FINE, CHARLEY, EXCEPT THE 'fcOVERNMENT* MEANS YOU/ BUT MORE THAN THAT, I WONDER IF "SOCIALIZED MEDICINE'' 7 ISN'T A FANCY TERM'FOR "POLITICAL MEDICINE':.. CAN WE KEEP THE POLITICIAN FROM MAKIN6 OUR PERSONAL HEALTH HIS POLITICAL FOOTBALL ? Hospitals Cost More to Operate Cites Rise in Costs Here One of the nation's top Industries is voluntary and non-profit hospitals. These institutions are not operated for profit but in order to survive they must be operated along business lines. According to the American Hospital association, costs reached an all time high of $11.09 per day per patient last year. With these mounting costs in general hospitals the leaders have been thrown face-to-face with the problems of big business. The cost of operating non-government hospitals last year was a little under $2,000,000,000. Three- fourths of these hospitals did not get enough from patients to meet costs. One-half did not get enough from all sources of income to meet expenses. Some Bis Deficits The famous Johns^-Hopkins hospital operated at a loss of a mil- ion dollars. New York hospitals had a deficit of $5,000,000. Philadelphia hospitals a deficit of $2,000,000. In Washington, D. C., voluntary hospitals had a deficit of $800,000 which was met by a special act of congress. Deficits in other hospitals were made up by private sources and organized campaigns. Many people think that hospital service is free. In fact, there is no such thing as "free service." Someone must pay for the materials and the time of the people who perform service. If the patient cannot pay for his own service philanthropy, the community or some other agency must supply the money which keeps the hospital in operation. A hospital is only the agent through which service is rendered. Your local board of supervisors will tell you that part of the taxes goes to pay for the hospital service that must be provided for the indigent ' in. your own community. Why Costs Are High Hospital costs are high because food costs are high, linen and bandages are high, labor is high. These are the factors that combine to increase the cost of hospital care. You notice this same increase in cost when you buy food, cloth- mobile. Here Is a break-down of the operating expense of one Mason City hospital the past year: Administration $12,898.08 Dietary 27,024.40 Laundry 9,000.00 Heat, light, power, water 1,545.16 Maintenance and repair 432.77 Medical and Surgical supplies 20,244.77 Cursing service 83,862.97 Hospital drugs 16,196.02 ing, electric supplies or an auto- Total $171,204.17 Number of patient days 16,120 Average cost per patient day $11.03 In 1940 it cost only $63,137.20 to operate the hospital and there were only 12,593 patient days. The cost per patient day in the year was only $5.01 per patient day. But in 1940 food costs were only $9,834.11. In 1948 the cost was $27,024.40, nearly 3 times as much. In 1940 salaries and wages were $26,316.80. In 1948 they were $72,855.25, over 2i times as great At the same time, the cost of caring for the patient has increased only a little more than double. Also it helps to remember tha your hospitals serve 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That means 3 shifts of workers, all of whom are members of the community anc all of whom must receive their salaries regularly. Sept. 30, 1949 9-B M»«on City Globe-Gazette, Milan City, la. Sir Fildes Painting of Doctor Popular Almost anyone who has been in physician's office is familiar with the painting entitled "The Doctor," which shows a family doctor watching a sick child in the light of a lamp. The doctor in the picture was Sir James Clark, physician to 2 royal courts, scientist, educator and medical practitioner to the humble as well as the great of Victoria's England, The artist was Sir Samuel Luke Fildes. His painting is one of the most universally popular works painted in the latter half of the 19th centyry. Fildes chose to portray the kind doctor at the bedside of a country child. Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., has the original study. A large painting of ."The Doctor" in the Tate Gallery in London was taken from the original. 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Since then, manufacturers have been submitting their cosmetics for consideration. A cosmetic has been defined by the committee as "a preparation which is applied to the skin or its appendages in order to alter its appearance, to protect it, to beautify it or to promote attractiveness." Unwarranted Claims Barred Manufacturers must submit a qualitative and, where possible the quantitative composition of cosmetics. Detailed technical information is held in confidence except when it is necessary to reveal the information because of a health problem that may arise. Suitable procedures for control of the manufacture of a product must be supplied. Therapeutic representations normally will not be accepted. Advertising must conform to claims or statements that can be proved, i !"rade-mark names must not be nisleading or suggestive of the reatment of disease or its symp- oms or in any way capable of nfluencing the health of the pur- :haser. A preparation that obvi- jusly has no value as a cosmetic ill not be accepted. The committee has set up strin- _ent rules to determine the safety of a product. If the product is new, prescribed patch studies must be made on from 200 to 1,000 sub- ects, the lower number being the absolute minimum. If no derma- .itis (skin inflammation) occurs in 200 subjects, the product is considered "probably safe." If an inflammation develops in more than one case, the product is deemed unsafe. If only one case develops, a retest of a new series is provided. If the new test shows one or more cases, of dermatitis, the product is deemed "unsafe." Clinical Evidence Required The rules also provide other studies to determine the results of usage. The committee will permit the use of the term "hypoallergenic," which is taken to mean that every possible care has been taken in formulation and production to insure a minimum instance of allergic reaction. 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