The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 19, 1950 · Page 2
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PAGE TWO BTATHEVTLLE, (ARK.) COTJTtrCT NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 1», MM WE LIVE IN MEDICINE'S GOLDEN AGE! CONQUEST OF DISEASE IN LAST FIFTY YEARS EXCEEDS ALL THE PROGRESS OF PRECEDING 24 CENTURIES. With the help of such allies as the public health services, the sanitary tween Hippocrates and the year 1900 A.D. Hormones, vitamins, anil- engineers and (he research scientists, our doctors have done more to biotics, refinements in surgery, and the study of mental disease have lengthen our life expectancy and our freedom from serious illness in the given us a better chance to attain old age and (o enjoy it. The facts are past fifty years than had been accomplished in all the 2400 years be- truly amazing. LET'S SEE WHAT MEDICAL PROGRESS HAS DONE FOR US IN ARKANSAS IN THE SHORT SPAN OF YEARS FROM 1921 TO 1948 ALONE Total Deaths In 1921 282 (1.609 per 100,000) 9 (.051 per'100,000} 98 (.559 per 100,000) 226 (1.289 per 100,000) 1,253 (7.150 per 100,000) 1,027 (5.861 per 100,000) 461 (2.630 per 100,000) 859 (4.902 per 100,000) TYPHOID SCARLET FEVER WHOOPING COUGH DIPHTHERIA TUBERCULOSIS MALARIA CANCER HEART n from the Arkansas Department of VtUI SUtijttc* Total Deaths in 1948 7 (.040 per 100,000) 1 (.005 oer 100,000) 34 (.195 per 100,000) 11 (.063 per 100,000) 682 (3.929 per 100,000) 22 (.126 per 100,000) 1,636 (9.426 per 100,000) 3,951 (22.764 per 100,000) THESE. ARE ONLY A FEW EXAMPLES: Tremendous advances have been made In treat- •» ing Nephritis, RIastoiditis, V. D., and a dozen other diseases. "' l< OUR DOCTORS NOW BATTLE MANY DISEASES WH/CH WERE RELATIVELY RARl IH 1900 BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE DID NOT LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO ACQUIRE THEM. Based on the record of the past fifty years, medicine may b« expected to not only make (treat progress in battling Cancer, Hpperte'nsion (Heart Disease) and Arthritis — (today's primary: killers) — but may well conquer them all. This is a reasonable hope and expectation. THIS GOLDEN AGE IN MEDICINE IS NO ACCIDENT! LET'S HELP MAKE EVEN GREATER PROGRESS POSSIBLE BY WHOLEHEARTEDLY SUPPORTING OUR HOSPITALS AND DOCTORS. SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING-MAY 23 The Mississippi County Medical Society will he host to he First Councilor Mr. Herbert W. Parker, past president of the Stale Pharmacy Board, District of the Arkansas Stale Medical Society for its semi-annual meet- .lonesboro, Arkansas. injf May 23, and wll entertain the doctors from seven surrounding counties, '['he afternoon session will he limited to the presentation of medical papers by Dr. L. Koenig, Dr. F. T. Hillings. Dr Barton McSwain, Dr. G. W. Hudson who are members of the Vanderbill University slaff, and The evening program will be open to the public. Lt. General Ben Lear will speak al (his meeting which will be held in (he American Legion Arena. This is hut one method for the further advancement of medicine in Arkansas and it it the close cooperation of its Hospitals, Doctors and Pharmacists that will keep a progressive medical future for the people of Arkansas, • BARNIY'S DRUG STORE • BO RUM, DRUG Sponsored By: • CITY DRUG CO. • OWENS DRUG STORE • KIRBY DRUG STORES • ROTH ROCK DRUG CO. • STEWART DRUG STORE • WOODS DRUG STORE ,

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