Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 29, 1974 · Page 3
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NEWS-HERALD, Panama City, Fla., Saturday, June 29, 1974 Page unctu re A medical team from the United States visited the People's Republic of China recently and witnessed' operations which were conducted using only acupuncture as anesthesia. This story Is part of a report dealing with some of, the aspects of acupuncture anesthesia. . • • ' • The Chinese utilize a. grading system to record the William Tell Judges Named The chief judge and senior, judges for the 1974 William Tell competition to be held at Tyndall In October have beenl named. Maj. Gen. Richard G. Cross| Jr., assigned to the Pentagon, has accepted the invitation of Gen. Lucius D. Clay Jr., commander-in-chief, NORAD, to serve as chief judge in the biennial weapons meet. Senior judges selected from Headquarters, Aerospace Defense Command for each category are as follows: Category I (F-101), Col. W.H. Scott; Category II (F-102), Col. R.L. Ember; Category III (F-106), Col. J.W. Rogers; and Weapons Controller, Col. J.A. MacDougald. Deputy chief judges will come from the Canadian Forces Air Defense Command and the Air National Guard. Col. J.A. Tousignant base commander at Canadian Forces Base, Bagotvllle, will represent the Canadian Forces. The Air National Guard deputy judge has yet to be named. All other judges will be selected from personnel assigned to the Air Defense Weapons Center at Tyndall. Receives Medal MSgt. Ernest L. Parrish, assigned to the 4756th Munitions Maintenance Squadron at Tyndall, was presented the Air Force's Meritorious Service Medal during ceremonies held yesterday at the Air Defense Weapons Center. Sergeant Parrish distinguished himself while assigned to the 751st Radar Squadron, Mount Laguna AFS, Calif., from August 1972 to January 1974. Closing Ceremony Set The Tyndall Youth Center | will hold Its closing ceremony for baseball Saturday at 1 p.m. at Santos Park. Base officials | will present trophies for T-Ball, Majors and Minors and also for | the Pony League baseball program. Refreshments will be served. Holds Fitness Day The Tyndall Youth Center will sponsor a physical fitness day today at 1:30 p.m. at the track near the Tyndall gymnasium. Part of the Armed Forces Recreation Week, the events will include a girls' and boys' accuracy and distance frisbee throw, a softball throw for all age groups and a tug-of-war. All interested military dependents are invited to join the fun. Golf Tourney Set A Flag Tournament will.be held July 4 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Tyndall Golf course. Each golfer will receive a flag to place at the hole where he reaches his par plus his handicap. The golfers playing the most holes before reaching their alloted strokes are the winners. Streakers Fined LAKELAND (UPI)-The son of American Bar Association President Chesterfield Smith and the daughter of a prominent Lakeland attorney have been fined $102 each for streaking nude through a Lakeland restaurant. Chesterfield Harvey Smith Jr., 22, and Jacquelyn Kibler, 21, had been charged with indecent exposure following the June 18 streak. But they were allowed to plead no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct before City Judge Dennis Fontaine. They listened solemnly as Judge Fontaine lectured them prior to sentencing as he told them nudity should be kept to the confines of the home or a nudist camp, but not in a public restaurant. The judge said he was not concerned with the private lives of the two as long as the nudity was kept to the confines of their homes or other suitable institutions or locations such as a nudist colony, but he said he was becoming more and more offended by streaking incidents. "I believe society expects people to keep their clothes on in public," the judge said. Miss Kibler is the daughter of former Board of Regents Chairman D. Burke Kibler and he and Smith are partners in the Lakeland Law firm of Holland and Knight. . success rate for acupuncture anesthesia: Grade 1 designates tose who experience little or no pain and minimal changes in their vital signs: Grade II refers to those who have slight pain, moderate changes in vital signs and may need small doses of local anesthetic and Intravenous pain-relieving drugs; Grade III is associated with periods of moderate to severe pain, changes in vital signs and larger amounts of local or general drug anesthesia; Grade IV Is failure and the operation must be abandoned or the patient given general anesthesia. Dr. Modell notes, "The Chinese have reported a success rate of about 90 percent for acupuncture anesthesia. This Includes patients in Grades I, II and III, and among these patients, they report that about 70 percent fall into Grades I and II which agrees with the small-sample observation of the American study group." "It is my opinion," he says, "that Grade III would not be acceptable to our American patients. Therefore, in the 48 patients we observed, I would categorize about 71 percent of them as successes. The 29 percent who experienced moderate ia Used In Experiments to severe pain would require extensive supplementation or conversion to another form of anesthesia," he said. There are specific problems which the Chinese hosts emphasized are not yet solved in regard to acupuncture anesthesia: 1. incomplete pain relief in many patients; 2. inadequate muscle relaxation for abdominal surgery; and 3. a feeling of traction produced by, pulling on internal organs during surgery. "The skill and gentleness of the surgeon during actual repair plays a vital role in determining success of acupun­ cture anesthesia," said Dr. Modell. "When a patient is under drugs which obliterate sensation of pain or render him unconscious, he cannot tell the surgeon when he feels excessive tension on tissues, but when he is awake under acupuncture anesthesia, he can tell the surgeon If he feels excessive heaviness, traction or pain," he adds. "The Chinese surgeons use the word 'gentleness' a great deal in talking about the skill of the surgeon," says Dr. Modell. "They also talked much about the need for re-educating those surgeons who are not as skilled as they need to be in handling the patient's tissues very gently and accomplishing the surgery precisely and rapidly to make acupuncture anesthesia work." Acupuncture anesthesia, as it was observed by the American scientists, was never seen performed by the "barefoot doctor or semi-skilled acupuncturist." 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