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, .TANTATCY 28, THE DAT1.Y C O U R I E R . CONNEU.,SVTT,T.E. PA, FAU15 Nl.N'B- What Is Best Help We Can Give Eiders? By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D. Geriatrics, the specialty which, treats of old age, is based on three fundamental principles: (1) That old ag-c is a phvsiologic condition, like childhood, and not a diseased state of maturity. (2) That disease in old age '.s a morbid condition in a normally dc- S^neratmg organ, and not a disease such as wo find in maturity complicated by dexonerations. (3) That the cave of old age should have as its object the restoration of the diseased organ or tissue to the state normal for old age and not to a condition normal for maturity. Changes To understand the second and third of these principles, it is necessary to have a full appreciation of the first, which concerns the changes -- i:ormal physiologic, inevitable changes--that occur :n old ayce. Perhaps the most fundamental understanding necessary about them is that they occur and that they must be faced. There is nothing 1 more disgusting than the PctUyanna attempts to talk about "old r.sru tit- ferred" and life beginning at forty. The essential change in the tis- Dr. CtenJening will answer questions of general interest only, and then only through his column. cues of old age is a waste of tissue. In every case where the tissue is replaced by other tissue, the new tissue is of a lover on'er, requiring less blood supply. This compensation takes a great burden off the heart and arteries of the aged. \Vc wonder as we look at old people with their thickened arteries, how they keep nourished so well. It is because their tissues do not require so much blood. This leads, of course, to lowered activity and this lowered activity is itself a compensation. All Tissues Atrophy All tissues share in this atrophy --the bones, the skin, the joints, the tissues of the lung's, the kidneys, the brain, and thf heart. The change in the bones and the joints is seen in the shortening of height, and the fragility of the hands and feet. The digestive system in old age holds up very well. It is a matter of astonishment to the younger, casual observer how good the appetite is and how much the aged can eat. They appear greedy, but it must be remembered this is one of the few real pleasures they have left. I is at onco their pleasure and the / burden. They pay for it with one of the most constant and characteristic diseases of old a^e--irritation of the bowel. If old folks didn't think there was something the matter with their intestines, they wouldn't be old folks. Immune One other advantage they have-- xbey are not subject to contagious diseases. The young mother with her first child or two wonders where ail the measles and whooping cough in the world come from. She doesn't have to worry about grandmother and grandfather catching them, though. They have acquired 'their immunity. , Two or three general pieces of advice about the care of the aged follow from these general ideas: One is, do not try to change their habits too fast or too drastically. They are quite capable of changing Â·their own habits, impelled by their "own physical necessities. Then, what they need more than anything else, is cheering up. The very use of the words "old age" as I "write this article pains me and must ;pain those interested. The aged are likely to be depressed--they are Very sensitive and like to be praised. Psychotherapy is the most important form of treatment for them. Third, they must be kept up and ias active as possible. Bed is a good place for infants, not for the old. EDITOR'S Is'OTE: Seven pamphlets by Dr. Clendeninc can now be obtained br Â·ratlin? 10 cents In Â£oin, for each, and a Â»elf-ntldresswi envelope stamped with * three-cent stamp, to Dr. Logan Clendeninn. "ti cc^Â« of this paper. The DÂ»mph!et= arc: "Three Weeks' Keducinc D!ct". "In- diKstion a.rul Contipatioii". "ReducinK *nd Gaining". "Infant KwdJns". "Instructions for the Treatment of Diabetes", rFemininr Hypicnc" and "The Care of thÂ« Hair a-nd Skin," You're Telling Me \ __ By BILL BRAUCHER ! The Krupp works at Essen, Germany, is producing cannon at the rate of 90 per day. Two cannons Cor every garage? * * * A new explosive mnro powerful than nitroglycerin is called two- oitroKlyceraltrinitrate. It ouftht to be jrreat--a man can almost explode pronouncing it. * * * That must be vreong t\bout the leopard not changing his spots. Have you seen the photographs from southern beach resorts showing the staid business man from the north wearing trousers made out of old Christmas neckties? COUt-D - O-EANEJ2. SPOTS OFF MY SJ|N COAT ? PQg-. N.C. F^ Fi-AMINÂ© YOUTH, CONSUMEX) WITH BUR.NINS FIRES, snws TOO LATE. AT THE HOME. OF THE: USHTOF HIS UFE DOES HEJ2-DAD SETT HOT COLl-AIS. AND PUT H:M OUT"? JOE PALOOKA By Ham Fisher ARE YOU TAKING UP OUR TIME TRYING TO BE FUNNY? W-WHAT-TH' W-WHERE ARE THEY RICjMT IN THIS ROOM.POLL A ME. WELL HERE WE ARE. rvroi'll' WHAT'S THE/ YOU LI BIS NEWS? i. SEE.^ THE REPORTERS ARRIVE AFTER AN URGENT CALL BY KNOBBY. BARNEY GOOGLE and SNUFFY SMITH Hut's Off for Unrnoy! By Billy DeBeck DOW'T. N\09E PiRO'Jf-iO Â·Â· TrtRQUJ OUT '-(OUR CttHST Â· - - PS5T-- NUS5 0\U_.V'9 IN THE ME.~CC ROOM BEHIND THE CURTfllN Â· -SITING UP -- VP VOU e*PE.CT TO WIN THPiT .000 --SOU SHE'LL PICK. OUT TO To BE CONTINUED/ -28 Oft Wi. Kiii! Ft. u.t Â°niliÂ»ic. InT R A D I O PATROL By Eddie S u l l i v a n and Charlie Schmidt VJHPfTS THE MPiTTER, Pff! ? VJHfil ftRE YOU IN HERE FOR? SO, MY f\NE.-ftf\THERED FR11ND, YOU WON'T TPAX, EH ? 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