The Daily Reporter from Dover, Ohio on July 25, 1974 · Page 11
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The Daily Reporter from Dover, Ohio · Page 11

Dover, Ohio
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Thursday, July 25, 1974
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A * The TIMES-REPORTER Thun, July 25, 1974 DOVER-NEW PHILADELPHIA, OHIO ER-NEW PHIIADEIPHIA, OHIO ^ am 'Miracle 9 surgery for obesity not for everybody The Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES-A.year ago Mary Smith weighed 346 pounds. Eating was an obsession. Diets, drugs and even hypnosis brought little help. She considered suicide. Today, following a still relatively new and sometimes controversial surgical procedure, 41-year-old Mrs. Smith weighs 180 pounds and is still losing weight at the rate of nearly five pounds a month. She can drive a car for the first time in years. She bowls in a league once a week with her husband, enjoys shopping for clothes and taking walks along the beach. A heart problem has vastly improved, her cholesterol level dropped to near normal, a backache has disappeared and a chronic state of depression has given way to a happy, cheerful attitude. And she still eats as much as she wants of whatever she wants, whenever she wants. Dr. John M. Kroyer, assistant clinical professor of medicine at University of California at Los Angeles, who performed the in- testinal bypass operation on Mrs. Smith, expect her weight to level at 160 pounds or less sometime this year. She will continue eating without restriction or diet and need never again be concerned with gaining weight. Mrs. Sm/th considers the operation "a miracle that has given me new life," But doctors agree the operation is not for everyone who is overweight and some doctors, citing the surgical and other medical risks involved, believe it should seldom if ever be performed. Even Dr. Kroyer, who cites the severe health hazards of extreme obesity and who has performed more than 100 of the operations at Long Beach Me' morial Hospital since 1965, will consider only persons who are 100 or more pounds overweight and have been at that weight for years despite efforts to reduce by more conventional means. He insists on continuous follow-up examinations after the operation. Dr. J. Howard Payne, associate clinical professor of surgery at University of Southern California school of medicine, performed the first bypass operation more than 17 years ago and has performed at least 300 since. Because of special difficulties in operating on the so-called "morbidly obese," two assisting surgeons as well as an anesthetist usually are required. "The surgery involves shortening the 20-foot small intestine, where fats are absorbed in the body, to 20 inches," Dr. Kroyer said. He cuts the small intestine 14 inches from where it emerges below the stomach and reconnects that 14-inch section to the bottom of the small intestine about six inches from where it reaches the large intestine. The bypassed section of about 18 feet remains intact inside the body. The operation can be reversed if necessary. Dr. Payne said that for years there was concerted opposition to the operation In some medical circles. "The American Medical Assn. even published editorials in opposition to the procedure, and it wasn't until April of 1973 that the association finally accepted it and even published a paper on the subject," he said. "1 think the bypass has withstood the test of time and is now generally accepted, although it is not for the average chubby American or for those who don't understand the metabolic changes that occur,'' Dr. Payne recommends the operation be performed only in a major medical center and that the patient's progress be followed for the rest of his or her life. Dr. George Bray, director of the Clinical Research Center at Harbor General Hospital in Los Angeles, said he has mixed feelings about the operation, but added: "I'm no longer opposed to the operation as I was a few years ago. I changed my attitude because the failure of alternative methods for persons over 300 pounds losing weight.'' Dr. Bray said about one person in 20 does not live through the surgery but the risk would be the same in any type of surgery undergone by a perso'n so heavy. Nonetheless, some doctors still stand' firmly opposed to intestinal bypass surgery. "It is a dreadful oper- ation," said Dr. Grant GWi- nup, professor and chairman of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at University of California at Irvine. There are all sorts of serious problems that can result and it makes more sense to wire the teeth closed if you feel compelled to operate, "he said, Dr. Gwinup said the only possible justification for the operation is the fact there is so little else to offer, and believes it only should be done on the very obese who have tried everything else and have a clearly limited life expectancy because of obesity. But Dr. Gwinup estimated that over 95 per cent of the U.S. population is overweight, varying only in degree. Adding: 'If you could cure cancer it would add two years to the average person's life expectancy. If obesity could be cured it would add seven years. "There is research being done, but no serious breakthroughs. Only diet and exercise will help, and these are both miserable solutions." We're having our Annual Rose Sale Hybrid Teas Floribundas Grand/Moras Climbers 3 All are potted and ready to plant Open: Weekdays 9 to 9, Sunday Noon to 7 SCHOENBRUNN EVERGREEN GARDENS Phone 343-0642 1700 East High Avenue New Phila Dean says Nixon pushed tax audits of McGovern backers WASHINGTON (AP) John W. Dean III says President Nixon told him in 1972 that George P. Shultz was not made secretary of the Treasury "to be some sort of candy a.." and would have to help get tax audits on Sen. George S. McGovern's campaign contributors. Former White House counsel Dean's testimony, released today by the House Judiciary Committee, shows he also said Nixon did not order an alleged $75,000 hush money payment, but "the President felt it was desirable." Dean's closed-door July 11 testimony was released along with that of former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell. Dean testified Nixon made the comment about Shultz when Dean reported to the President Sept. 15, 1972, that then Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Johnnie Walters had refused Dean's request to audit a list of then Democratic presidential candidate McGovern's contributors. "He (Nixon) said something to the effect, well, if Shultz thinks he's been put over there to be some sort of candy a.., he is mistaken, and if you have got any problems, you just come tell me and I will get it straightened out," Dean quoted the President. Rep. Tom Railsback, R-I11., said at the committee's opening deliberations on impeachment Wednesday night that Nixon's alleged comment on Shultz is among evidence that could cause Railsback to vote for recommending impeachment. Shultz had become head of the Treasury Department, which also includes IRS, three months earlier, June 12. Dean said that when he went back to IRS with Nix- still the qn's backing, Walters refused to audit McGovern contributors. Dean said he did not know if Nixon told Shultz to have the audits made. He testified the President launched a long discussion "about the IRS and not using it effectively and from there we immediately went to the fact that we were not using the entire apparatus of the government effectively and the changes that would be made after the election." Sidewalk Sale - Friday & Saturday All Spring & Summer Shoes Repriced-Reduced for Final Clearance! 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