Courier-Post from Camden, New Jersey on August 26, 1970 · Page 76
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Courier-Post from Camden, New Jersey · Page 76

Camden, New Jersey
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Wednesday, August 26, 1970
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Mima iJ TWO COLORS ON THIS PAGE ,,v" i TTVI . my mpic jriay s ill ; By PETER J. SHAW . STOKE MANDEVILLE, En gland (UPI)-The ping pong ball spun off the table and bounded dead at the base of Abebe Bikila's wheelchair. His dark, expressionless eyes Itayed fixed on the green table. He knew he couldn't pick the ball up. The lanky Ethiopian once ran dozens of miles a day. He still holds the Olympic marathon record and won gold medals in the Rome and Tokyo games. "' Bikila will never win another raid medal but his competitive spirit was not crippled in the automobile crash two years ago that left him quaarapiegic, without normal use of his arms or legs. , Wheelchair Sports I He entered the archery and table tennis competition this week in the 19th Stoke Mandeville games for wheel chair sportsmen. They had to feed the arrows into his bow and Bikila could barely pull back the bowstring. His table tennis paddle was strapped to his right hand, so weak are his slim fingers. "The archery did not go well," he said with a wry smile. He did not get past the first elimination round. He fared little better in the table tennis events. 1972 Olympics "It is the spirit of this competition that counts," he said. sDeakine softly and rapidly. "I know there is no chance I will participate in the 1972 Olympics at . Munich. I know I cannot, win here, but here I can be a competitor. And that means much to me." Bikila. 38. was among 400 wheelchair athletes from 28 countries who entered the five-day games held each summer on the grounds of a spinal injury hospital 30 miles northwest of London. , ; Entrants included 29 Americans, led by Cliff Crase and Alonzo Hopkins, both winners of Handicapped Athlete of the Year awards. The American delegation was headed 1 by Benjamin H. Lipton, chairman of the U.S. National Wheelchair Athletic Association. First Time It was the first ' time the American team competed at Stoke- Mandeville as official representatives of the United States. ."All the competitors In these games are wheelchair sportsmennot ' patients, for , they've been rehabilitatedto whom something has happened beyond their control," Lipton said. ("They use their wheelchairs like a polo player uses his pony.'! Field Events - Events at the games included wheelchair races, weightllfting, fencing, swimming, bowling, basketball, archery and . track and field events. "Wheelchair' sports programs are of therapeutic; recreational and emotional value to the Idisabled . Individual," Lipton said. "They also educate the general public and result in better understanding and improved relationships." r Dr Andelman i For Better Health MENTION scarlet fever to . grandmother or grandfather : and it may send chills up and down their spines; for scarlet fever, also called scarlatina, ;was once a dread disease. 2 Why don't we fear it today? Simply because we now have antibiotics which help clear up the disease and the complications which once took a heavy toll. - When promptly treated with .antibiotics, the disease is usually quite mild and very :arely results in death, ' THE PROBLEM often begins with a throat Infection ;called streptococcic pharyngitis. There is a sore :throat, coughing up of pus--filled phlegm and enlargement f the lymph glands. When thi Infection spreads to the body generally it is termed scarlet fever, alter tne Ind rash appears on the body 'Particularly In the armpit ;area and the groin. There may also be a red eruption on the tongue '.(strawberry tongue). Vomiting and pain in the joints, stomach and intestinal tract 'may occur. The face may be flushed but without spots. ' - " f- PENICILLIN or tetracycline 'drugs often can arrest the disease at this 6tage. The rash usually disappears within a few days. . The patient should be given liquids or soft foods during the sore throat stage to. keep "irritation at a minimum. -Sometimes pain-reducing "gargles or other medication is ;given, for the untreated sore ;throat may be so severe that the person will avoid eating and get Insufficient nutrition. Fever is typical of scarlet ; fever, as the name implies. f.The patient should be kept in bed until his temperature Returns to normal, other signs :of illness disappear and his strength is recovered. f COMPLICATIONS may be .'varied and widespread, particularly if the disease is ;not treated in the early stages. These may include inflammation in the nasal passages, mastoid gland, lymph glands, joints and cen- tral nervous system (brain ,; and spinal cord). ' It should be remembered j that streptococcic infections of - the throat not only may lead to scarlet fever, but also to rheumatic fever a disease which may have life-long 'complications. Play safe if your child has a severe or prolonged sore throat, call your physician for instruc- Scarlet fever Is spread by droplets from the nose. Some persons are carriers of the ; disease. That is. they harbor vthe germs in their systems but do not have the typical fever, rash or other signs, and 'seem to be free of any disease. The incubation period granges from one to seven ; days. T When carriers are found, fthey also are treated successfully with antibiotics. Do you have a medical question? Write Dr. S. 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