Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on March 12, 1966 · Page 3
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Saturday, March 12, 1966
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SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 17*6 T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N PAGE* U.S. MEDICINE: PROMISE Future Emphasis Will Be On Preventing Diseases Behind the immediate prob- - km of matching limited man. power to v a s t l y expanding ; programs, big changes are ahead for American medicine. :· This final article of a series looks at medical care of the future. By ALTON BLAKESLEE " AP Science Writer Medicine has chalked up tre- 'mendous successes in postpon- "ing death, relieving pain, in -patching people up. ..- And it is only starting to realize its full potential. Some elements in f u t u r e health care are suggested by doctors and other specialists, conservative or liberal in their - viewpoints. One major emphasis, most - agree, will be on preventing dis- . abilities and illnesses, including - cancer, heart attacks, and even "· the galloping plague of the com". mon cold. - THE EMPHASIS will be on keeping you well and vigorous, through t o t a l , comprehensive - care. You may, each year, have a checkup involving 30 or more tests, most of them simple, ·with automated equipment and "a computer analyzing results initially for your doctor to consider, suggests, Dr. C. C. Cut" ting of the Permanent Medical Group in Oakland, Calif. ·" Within five years, possibly, " ailing human hearts may be -removed and replaced w i t h " " s m a l l , battery-operated me- ""chanical hearts. - - Ultimate, success is expected ' in the dream of becoming able to borrow vital organs--kidneys, ···hearts, glands, limbs^-from the "-dead and transplant them into -~ the-living. Death often knocks - · prematurely because one organ fails in a person who otherwise is 90 per cent healthy. SOME SCIENTISTS expect we shall learn; how to alter human heredity, one's genes, to prevent inheritable defects, as well as to correct those that do occur. And they suggest we'd best begin now to think about safeguards to assure that genetic "tampering" is done wisely and with constructive inter' ests only. Average lifespans may increase appreciably. It is more likely that debilitating, degenerative diseases of aging will · be postponed longer.. 1 Some nagging moral or, ethi- ' cal questions may become more , acute: Just how long should heroic and expensive efforts and medications be continued to keep breath in aged, helpless persons who may be only technically alive? Who might decide whether or when to stop? When, as one heart specialist put it, "should we allow human beings the dignity of death?" Is too much effort, s o m e -physicians wonder, being spent ; on adding a few years to adult 1 life, as against preserving chil- · dren and younger adults from ; grave health threats, or over- · coming their physical or emo: tional handicaps? ; AND WHERE is the money coming from for all the proposed programs for expanded health care, for training new health professionals, for improving hospitals, and paying salaries commensurate with those in other occupations? Some say we cannot afford it all, or at least in a rush. Others '. believe we can, through insurance systems and tax funds, in a generally prosperous nation ; that- ought to have good health · for its citizens as one of its " prime goals. How shall it be · done without diluting quality · of medical cure, or interference ; with the physician's best judge- · ment for his patient? 1 The clear trend, from these ; interviews, is toward better, ; more effective, more widespread '· medical care. I In the planning stage now-- · and a matter of some contro- ' versy--is establishment of a na; tional network of regional cen: ters for heart disease, cancer ' and strokes. It is intended to ; bring the best skills in diagnosis and treatment of these di' seases to every physician and patient, region by region, to overcome the lag between discovery and application, to spur research, to train more health '·'. personnel and specialists. ; CHANGE IS moving through ·'· hospitals. They are moderniz- Sunnyside's Band Day Program Set Nearly 400 young musicians will perform this year in Sunnyside School District's annual Band Day program at 7:30 p.m. next Friday in the high school gymnasium. Four bands are to take part They include the elementary school band, an elementary school honor band, the junior high school's "Spartan" band and Sunnyside's "Blue Devil" band. Admission for the festival will be 50 cents for adults and 10 cents for elementary school children. Proceeds from the annual program go toward band expenses, including music, a summer school scholarship and band awards. Tucson |FCC Asks Networks: Why Drop TV Shows? Goddard Will Tonight, Tomorrow Unless otherwise noted, all items listed in this column are open to the public free oi charge. Welcome to a meeting today at Catalina High School of representatives of the Student Library Association of Arizona. TONIGHT 7:30 P.M. - Arizona All-State Festival Concert, sponsored by Arizona Music Educators Association, At University Auditorium. Charge for admission. TOMORROW 2 P.M. -- Band concert, by Rincon High School Band. In School auditorium. I PJM. -- Film, "Operations Crossroads -- Africa," narrated by Dr. James H. Robinson. At Sunday Evening Forum in University Auditorium. Contributions welcome. WASHINGTON--UPI--The na- pany by the federal agency for lion's television networks have been asked by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to tell wny they cancel shows and the importance of the audience ratings in killing off a program. The extent ratings are relied upon was the first of seven questions .put to the Na*nal Broadcasting Company, Coium- bia Broadcasting System and American Broadcasting Com- Bankruptcy Plea Filed By Fanner Bankruptcy is being asked by J. D. Hughes, an Eloy and Toltec farmer, in a petition filed in U.S. District C o u r t . Hughes shows debts at ?84,952 and assets at $9,160. Of the liabilities, $60,779 is in secured claims and $23,726 in unsecured claims. a study of the cancellation situation. The FCC said it did not intend to imply either approval or disapproval, insisting it was trying merely to update its information on the problem. Other questions asked the networks included: --On cancelled programs, did any advertisers indicate they wished to sponsor them? --Was any consideration given to switching low-rated programs to more favorable time spots? --Did the networks consult affiliated stations "as to the in terest of the public in their communities in these programs prior to cancellation?" The other questions dealt with the influence of program costs, advertising support and other economic factors in cancellation decisions. PHOENIX W- Gwr. Sam Goddard says h« will try to improve his own driving by attending sessions of a driver improvement p r o g r a m for state employes. Goddard said his personal staff also would attend thp sessions. Rincon's Prom Is NOT Today ·! "To err is human," said-the bard, and the Citizen was very human in articles Thursday and yesterday about the Rincon High School junior-senior prom. The big event will be next Saturday, not today, as erroneously reported. Hours are $ p.m. to midnight The rest of the Shakespeare quote is, "to forgive divine." The Citizen hopes for a biC.of divinity. ; · --AP Wlrephoto Spare Parts for Humans Nurse Jean Boswell examines an assortment of mechanical replacement parts for humans in the Massachusetts General Hospital. The collection includes a heart valve, which is used now. But within five years, some experts say, ailing human hearts may be removed and replaced with small, battery-operated mechanical hearts. ing in more attractive and efficient design, and in adopting labor-saving techniques. Automation in hospital laboratories is becoming well-advanced; computers are entering to reduce paper work, keep records, to speed the flow of information, even to aid in more careful administration of drugs to patients. More supplies "are disposable, used but once, and there are more efficient methods of preparing and serving meals. Nursing homes, many of them under-staffed and providing only minimal care, are expected to undergo vast improvement. Dr. George James, New York City commissioner of health, urges more stress on medical care to help keep aged people self-sufficient, by emphasizing their strengths, enabling them to function despite disabilities. He calls for comprehensive, total care, continued care, centered around the family and the community. PHYSICIANS WILL have more assistance in keeping abreast of the flow of advancing medical knowledge -- while keeping the responsibility to determine its value for their patients. , The American Medical Association, for example, is considering a national plan for continuing medical education. It is launching a pilot study soon, in Utah, partly to measure the individual postgraduate educational needs among doctors. The American Academy of General Practice has made certain requirements for continuing education a condition for maintaining membership in the academy. The same p r e s s u r e s , of course, lie on engineers, phys i ci s t s, chemists, lawyers, teachers, to keep pace with bursting progress in their specialized fields. The harried medical student will find his courses changing and, some medical deans pre- dict, being broadened into the life problems of his future patients. At Tufts University, in a program under Dr. Count D. Gibson Jr., medical students go into homes, to learn what needs exist, what community services are available to help a patient and family. It gives them, he says, "a vivid experience" they cannot obtain in hospitals. Medical schools "must take on responsibility for segments of the population in their communities, for total care and preventive care," said Dr. Robert Ebert, Harvard Medical School Dean. "We must teach the student he has a responsibility to the community for the welfare of the whole community." he said. "We h a v e emphasized so much his responsibility to the individual patient that the student can be left with the impression he has little responsibility for what goes on in the community. But he must become involved with the community and its problems." Tamping tabacco into h i s pipe, Dean Ebert said: "We must have an eye and feeling for what the public needs, for that is the purpose of medicine." GOOD AT ALL COX'S BAKERIES ^iBif SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 1966 ASSORTED COOKIES REGULAR 39c DOZEN Only 1 Coupon Per Customer--Cox's Bakery 1VALUABLE COUPON TUCSON DAILY CITIZEN Published Dally Except Sunday by the Citlieh Publishing Co. 208 North Stone Ave. Tucson, Arizona SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Home-Delivered in Tucson, 45c per week or (23.40 per year. Home-Delivered Outside Tucson, 45e per week or Ji.»5 per month. Mail Rates: Payable in idvanct, $2.25 per month or JJ7.00 per year. MONDAY, MARCH 14, 1966 ALL BUTTER *\/V POUND CAKE 39 REGULAR 59c EACH , Only 1 Coupon Per Customer--Cox's Bakery SK^^ TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 1966 ASSORTED M fL CUPCAKES 49 EGULAR 72c DOZEN * Only 1 Coupon Per Customer--Cox's Bakery SENIOR CITIZENS NO SERVICE CHARGE CHECKING ACCOUNTS BANMUCSGN ^.-- -- ____ WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 1966 1-LB. LOAF WHITE BREAD UNSLICED ONLY, REGULAR 19c . Only 1 Coupon Per Customer--Cox's Bakery is Disbelief a problem? Not for people who welcome new insights and yea rn to know mo r e of the religious possibilities as found in the world's great faiths, in the arts, in the sc.ences-and in the m.nd and heart of man. Reverend Russell L Lincoln will continue lecture-discussions of the beliefs of the Unitarian Universalist this Sunday evening March 13 at 7:00 p.m. Major points of the two previous meetings will be reviewed for those attending for the first time. The concluding discussion will be March 27. THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF TUCSON 4831 i. 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