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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 63

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Thursday, November 28, 1968
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1-14 Personals CLASSIFIED INDEX Palm Beach Pott. Thtmday, Nov. 2, 1968 E7 Medical Progress Helps Save Life Of GI In Vietnam IIPITalanhnM CAMBODIAN BORDER GUARDED A Cambodian soldier sits on a grass-covered anti-aircraft gun located just across the border from Vietnam. The weapon is for use against allied aircraft PALM CAftO READINGS. FOR APPOINTMENT MI-SIM. 7AM-I0PM. to Lltt i proel.iro. Call Dtlrsy lit- 1-19 Babysitting, Nurseries 45tti Strtt ChlH Cart ctnttr, voce ik In tor toMMr, up. K2-I4N. Buchanan Nurttrv Sell. 4 Klndtr- garlwl. III Stlvintort Homo. MW1M BABYSITTING la my hom. Day or nigni. etvuyv WinV ImI.Jm HMtlMfll nrn gram, net nwaTs, Ilcnst4. Infant. up. 141-9107. LOLLIPOP Nurwry it beginning an December lt, a naw pro-school kMri k Up. JU I Im.r If-If . a qualified Kindergarten teochor with a background In music and speoch. Transportation tor tho morning session Is available. Open XAM OPM Monody - Saturday, Near rarm oprings. vo-tj4. I WANT to Babysit. Experienced. 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Spe-doll 10, 1-hour visits. Steam both, Shower $2 0. 0 0. Massage Institute 132 9945, 415 Clematis. Free parking. UP AGAINST A f- A-PS .I .. -. : .-' i j. r--i-1r-"V'.'- 'i'.-;' t-- port they find little to work with in reconstructing damaged parts. The helicopter is the crucial link in the air evacuation' chain. Army medical men boast that no wounded man in Vietnam is more than 30 minutes by helicopter from a fully staffed and equipped hospital with specialists in everything from ophthalmology to orthopedic surgery. Schwinn's troubles were not ever after the initial treatment. Complications set in. Unexpectedly, every wound became infected with staphylococcus bacteria. Such infections are common enough in U.S. hospitals but for unknown reasons very rare In Vietnam. This was a very serious complication, Ganchrow said, because "God forbid the artery repair should become infected, he could lose the leg." But the infection was combatted successfully with antibiotics and Schwinn, like all of the hospital's patients, was prepared for evacuation to make room tor fresh casualties. If the patient can be returned to duty within 30 days, he is kept in Vietnam. If not, he is sent to Japan or the United States for further treatment. Schwinn, who will never return to duty, was lifted by helicopter from the 25th Evae to Tansonnhut Airport outside of Saigon. There he spent the night at a "casualty staging flight, a kind of motel for patients, to await the flight to Japan and home. Patients with vascular injuries like young Schwinn's are given special attention at the staging unit before being cleared for high altitude flights during which changes in cabin pressure may rupture the damaged vessels. For the flight to Japan, he passed into the hands ot the Air Force's Military Airlift Command, which nowadays "Medevacs" about 5,000 allied wounded and sick by jet every month from Vietnam. In Japan, the patients are sent to any of several American military hospitals in the Tokyo area to break the Journey. The seriously wounded are sent on to the United States as soon as they are able to withstand the 16 to 20-hour flight. They travel in lumbering C-141 Starlifters. the Medevae workhorse. Once airborne, the patients, in blue GI pajamas, settle down for the noisy six-hour flight to Alaska. The medical crew is soon moving through the rows of litters. They give medicine, change dressings, take temperatures, change sheets, rub backs, light cigarettes, pass out hot TV dinners and follow a. special medical program prescribed for each patient by physicians before the flight. The planes are not hospitals, but they carry a variety of equipment, such as respirators, and drugs to be used la emergencies. Such emergencies, the nurses say, are quite rare. Eventually, the jet with Schwinn aboard plunged through the fog covering Elmsdorf Air Base near Anchorage, Alaska, tor an hour's refueling stop. Then up again for another eight hours to Scott Air Force Base In Belleville, 111., and Andrews Air Force Base, Md. At each stop, patients were unloaded and taken by other transportation to the military hospital nearest their homes. Schwinn, who lives in Bar-berton, Ohio, was taken by plane from Andrews to Mc-Guire Air Force Base, N.J., and then by ambulance to Valley Forge General Hospital. This hospital was chosen for him because It was the nearest military hospital to his home that had specialists in orthopedic surgery. His chief medical problem now is the broken bones. He will remain here for three to six months, lying in traction with a special device that allows him to pull a rope with his hand to exercise the broken left knee without getting up. The broken bone in the left arm, which still sticks out of the skin, is the most serious remaining injury. Once the bone repairs Itself, a skin graft will be necessary to cover It. Ia the meantime, a cast with a "window" - allows treatment. The days are long, but his wife, a secretary at the Bab-cox & Wilcox Co., where he worked as a welder, drives 410 miles from Ohio to visit every weekend.- ("She will love me even with the scars.") The prognosis Is good. "He's a very lucky bov," Mr, surgeon Flynn said. This kid will lead a fairly normal life, although be may never play tennis." Douglas Schwinn says he never was much of a tennis player, anyway. Robert Retinoid, who wrote the following "Medevae" sto-ry. recently flew the 8,000-mile air journey taken by the 154.-000 Americans wounded in Vietnam since November, 1965. Step-by-step he followed the evacuation, treatment and recuperation of 20-year-old PFC Douglas Schwinn, one ot those who may not have survived but for today's greatly improved medical techniques. By ROBERT RE1NHULD 4C)Naw Talk Tim Nm Scnfo. PHOENKV1LLE, PA. Narrow shafts, of late afternoon autumn sun pierced the windows of Ward 5A and fell across the bed of PFC Douglas R. Schwinn, US51835860, in the Army's Valley Forge General Hospital here. Schwinn, a blond, gray-eyed and gangly youth of 20, lay calmly puffing on a cigarette as his physician, Capt Paul G. Flynn of the Army Medical Corps, leaned over to inspect the bulky white cast that encased his shattered left arm. Seven other wounded soldiers in the strangely cheerful small room went about the business of convalescence, playing cards, watching television, dozing. Last Sept. 12, as heavy rains lashed the rubber trees near Locninh on the Vietnam-Cambodia border, Schwinn's platoon ran into a North Vietnamese ambush. Two bullets from a Chinese-made AK-47 rifle entered his body, and then a rocket-propelled grenade exploded seven feet away, riddling ln with countless pieces ot additional metal. "There are four or five good reasons why Schwinn should be dead, crippled or ampu-teed," Flynn said. The reasons Schwinn Is not dead, crippled or amputeed, military medical men say, are speedy air evacuation of casualties from Vietnamese battlefields to American hospitals and vast Improvements both in medical techniques and their delivery. All three are credited with having cut battle deaths by about one-third compared with Korea and World WarU. In World Waj; n, according to army statistics, 71 of every 100 men wounded In hostile action were saved. During the Korean war the "save rate" was 74 to every 100. In Vietnam today it has been raised to 82. Schwinn, an Ohio welder, had already spent three weeks In the 24th Evacuation Hospital at the sprawling Army base of Longbinh 15 miles north of Saigon when 1 first met him In Vietnam. "I was walking point flank," he said, recalling the action in which he was wounded. "It was raining like anything. I saw 'em 150 meters ahead and told the point man. We turned but It was too late. They sprung the trap and we got ambushed from behind." Two men near Schwinn were killed instantly in a hail of bullets. One round crashed through Schwinn's left forearm; another pierced his wallet, bible and chest. Two medics died as they struggled to reach him and a grenade exploded nearby, tearing him with fragments from chest to toe and perforating bis eardrums. His buddies radioed for a 'dustotf" and about 30 minutes later ("it seemed like hours") an unarmed Army rescue helicopter touched, down amid gunfire and picked up the youth. In 15 minutes, Schwinn was In the care ot a team of two physicians, a nurse and two medical technicians at the 24th Evacuation Hospital. He was soon In the operating room under the deft hands of Capt. Mandell Ganchrow, a 31-year-old general surgeon from Brooklyn, who methodically explored the multiple wounds. "His chest was double the normal size," Ganchrow said. "One lung was collapsed. We corrected that and checked the rest of the wounds." There were plenty of them. The left knee and forearm were fractured. His abdomen was opened surgically to explore for fragments. None was found. Almost unnoticed among the scores of fragments that sliced into his legs and trunk was one that cut a major artery in the left thigh. "It's a good thing we noticed that, he could have lost the leg," Granchrow said. "I divided the artery, took out the damaged section and sewed back the fresh edges. We Immediately got a good pulse In the leg." Routine training ot surgeons m vascular surgery like this has saved many a limb that would have been amputated immediately in previous wars. "In Korea only a few sur- geons could do these blood vessels, but now everyone learns It In residency," Ganchrow said. But advances in treatment and evacuation have only just managed to stay ahead of the injuries caused by the new high-velocity rifles, sucH as the Chinese AK-47 that wounded Schwinn and the American M-16, being used in Vietnam. These weapons do such massive damage to tissue and , bone that Army surgeons re Traditionally wanted themes , . Value-packed, color-enhanced.,, mm mm A. White tissue, 54 sheets 20" x 30 size 39c B. Pkg. of 5 rolls ... Gift Wraps, 6' x 20" 57e C. Pkg. of 8 rolls . . . Gift Wraps, 26'x5' 1 1 'Memories of Christmas' Tarchment Elegance in groups with touches of glitter. "Winter Wonderland . . . 'Snow Ball' assts, unusual 'Snow' effects. Clematis Street iill f,.,....Wi..5.:.i .. .. 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