Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on May 17, 1967 · Page 31
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Coffee Del Monte - C.S. or W,K. - 303 Can ' | «* Salad Pears ..... ?Jrr..^.:.!Sr..-. .?*. ..... 4 \ $ 1 ^t V* Green Beans Grten Giant - Kitchen Sliced 3 ' * ' ·» · f n Pork c* Beans Toilet Tissue Heinz " c 59 ° r Miracle Whip Big 48 oz. Salad ' Dressing Reg. 89c R m ji ·% · ice-A-Rom H^» ^Ikl* Ripe Olives Golden Grain - Beef Raven Bell's Giant Pined No 1 Tall Con Cold Water * ALL ' S2 * 49 Velure Facial - Ass't. Tissue Doctor Alvarez Dr. Walter C. Alvarez » emeritM coaraHut i» medicine of the Mayo dmfc u4 emeritus professor of MM*cine of the Mayo Foudatiwu Everyone foday who is taking medicine should be on the watch for side effects; he should know that such unwelcome effects 'are common; and if while taking a new an-, powerful medicine^ he should start having some peculiar and perhaps very distressing symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, severe iching, a skin eruption, a diarrhea, jaundice, or fuzzy vision, he ought immediately to stop taking the medicine. Then if the distress promptly goes, it was probably due to the medicine. A few years ago, the professor in charge of a great university hospital told me that 1 in every 10 of the patients who came in was suffering from some unpleasant or dangerous side .effect of taking a medicins. Now I read that Professor L. Cluff, of the great Johns Hopkins' llos- pltal, recently studied 714 patients in his medical wards and found that one in 20 came in because of a side effect from the taking of some drug; and 3 in 20 developed side effects while under treatment in the place* Dr. Cluff said also that nowadays, the average patient, during his stay in a hospital, receives from 6 to 30 different drugs! This certainly is too much 1 of a good thing. Years ago, when as an intern I would go to work in a new ward, 1 ^would find many a patient getting 10 or more medicines, each one of which had been ordered for him by a number of the permanent staff; -- usually for a temporary emergency, such as sleeplessness, some joint ain, a brief spell of diarrhea, i cold, a day 01 two of consti- lation, a few hours of nausea, wo days of a cough, a day of icadache, a few cramps in the egs, or a day of fever. What was sad was that when the symptoms treated cleared up in two or three days, no one thought to stop giving the medicine. Perhaps no intern dared to cancel the order of a professor. The result of all this was bad for the patients, and it wasted many .thousands of dollars each year for the hospital. A while ago, I had an interesting experience: A woman came into my office and promptly began to drowse in my reception room. When waked, she told me she had slept day and night for two weeks. When I asked her if she was taking any medians, she said yes, she was taking six metiicines. Then I found that her allergist had given her a drug that makes some persons very drowsy; her nose specialist had given her another similar drug; her skin specialist had given her a powerful tranquilizer; her headache specialist had given her a sedative; her family physician in the suburb where she lived had given her a barbiturate for night use, and her gynecologist had given her. * tranquilizer. Her experience is typical of our modern medical practice where a person regularly consults ssveral specialists, and gets medicine from each one. No wonder the poor woman slept soundly ciay and night for a week. She was lucky that she did not get into more serious trouble. Interesting is the observation of Dr. Cluff that women are more likely than men to get distressing side-reactions from drugs. As we physicians air know, some women are very likely to vomit violently when given anything - even aspirin ,1 cough syrup, or a barbiturate. When hundreds of women in Puerto Rico were given the new _ - f.,.-- ~~-* n, 'et r*iM QnH frnm frt Gun LTai_ty live pui -- ··-- .-report any unpleasant symp* toms, 17 par cent reported nausea, etc. When given a harmless sugar pill, again 17 per cent reported unpleasant results. When not told to expect unplea» sant result 11 , only 6 per cent reported discomfort. Are nervous pains real? Dr. Alvarez answers this question and many others in his informative booklet "Triumph Ov«r Nervousness." To obtain your booklet send 25 cents and -f stamped, self-addressed envelope with your request for it:to Dr. Walter C. Alvarez, Box 957, Dept. TC, Des Moines, Iowa 50304. 200 ct. SENIOR CITIZENS -N6 ^jERVtCt CMA«G£ CHECKING ACCOuM^

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