Independent from Long Beach, California on January 20, 1975 · Page 7
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INDEPENDENTS) 'Burn-prone'adult prof He drawn Middle-age woman most likely fire victim By WARREN LEARY BOSTON (AP) - Doctors have put together what they say is the first extensive profile of "duits "V/hc "Src ti ^ | »»^^ prone" ,and likely to be- come'victims of tire. The person most likely to be burned is a middle- aged woman with a history of smoking, alcoholism or drug abuse whose' clothes or hair catch fire as she sits in an overstuffed easy chair or lies hi bed, the doctors indicate. In a study published in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association, Drs. John Probe of heroin flow to U.S. set By NICHOLAS HORROCK New York Times Service WASHINGTON-Sen.' Henry M. Jackson, D- Wash., plans an inquiry into the Drug Enforcement Administration to determine why it appears to be losing a struggle to stem the flow of heroin :. into the United States. · " T h e inquiry, to be con"ducted by the Senate permanent subcommittee on investigations of which Jackson is chairman, will concentrate on whether internal bureaucratic disputes and possible incidents of corruption have crippled the agency's ability to control drug smugglers. Earlier investigations by the committee revealed two federal narcotics agents had conducted a private electronic surveillance for Robert Vesco, the fugitive financier charged with fraud in connection with the looting of money from mutual funds. "This investigation has top priority," Jackson said hi a statement issued through Howard J. Feldman, the subcommittee's chief counsel. "We Want to find out whether or not DEA's doing its job." FELDMAN said the committee planned hearings within the next month. Feldman said the committee would call as witnesses Andrew C. Tarla- glino, formerly acting deputy administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration and George Borsnan, its former acting chief inspector. Both men were trans- fered earlier this month from the drug agency to Department of Justice posts after a dispute with John Bartels, acting director of the agency. Bartels ' will also be invited to testify, Feldman said. According to sources within the agency, the dispute arose when Tartagli- no brought allegations of wrongdoing involving several senior officials to Bartels' attention. These sources claimed that Bartels did not permit the internal inspection apparatus of the drug agency-to properly investigate the charges. Senate panel to probe nursing home charges NEW YORK (UPI) Charges that Medicaid ripoffs have sometimes made growing old a sen tence to maltreatmen and drugged incoherence in squalid nursing homes will come under tough scrutiny this week by a Senate subcommittee. In its latest round o public hearings to open here Tuesday, the little- known Senate subcommit te'e on longterm care wil focus on New York as pccts of what is alleged ti be a nationwide scanda in an industry aiiegeuiy a target for kickbacks and political influence ped- ' MaeArthur and Francis Moore. report on 155 adult patients they have treated for burns at Boston's Peter Bent Brig- nam ilOSpudi OVcT almost a decade. The study revealed that about half of these patients showed ' a predisposition to burning. And in the cases of more severe burns, this figure was 57 per cent. Alcoholism, particular- ly when combined with smoking, led the list of predisposing factors found in the study, with senility, psychiatric _ disorders, neurological malfunctions and physi-. cal impairments following. People, .dazed by drugs, including sedatives and opiates, or slowed by alcohol, age, physical disability or mental illness don't ap- pear to react well in a fire emergency, the study indicated. , ;,: ' ' -'- An.inability to respond to this challenge thereby. can contribute to the nature and extent of the/ injury. Dr. MaeArthur said in an interview that doctors have long known informally that some people are prone to burn injuries. But few comprehensive studies exist of the phenomenon in adults, he added. "Our study is about the only one I canj.uiiak of that attempts to put 'all of this together in some organized fashion," Dr. MaeArthur said.- The study found that women, whether predisposed to burns or normal, were more likely to get burned than men in their same group. And also women were more likely than men to have severe, extensive burns that Caused death. The report said the pa- ti°nt's own home is the site of injury in 76 per cent of the cases, and 15 per cent were injured in nursing homes, hospitals and mental institutions. "The patient's own home can be a dangerous place for unsupervised persons who are elderly, neurologically crippled or psychiatrically disordered," the doctors said. " ' ' Burn-prone persons should not be permitted to use a flame-type stove, light a fire or to smoke unattended since these routine functions coulu be liaiigei'Ous to them, the study said. "Quite characteristically" the patient is sit- ting lii an chair, smoking, dnnktaj and watching television:; when the fire occurs; the doctors said of the com- PIZZA »i ,00. 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