Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 19, 1963 · Page 7
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September 19, 1963

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 7

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19,1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE S8SVSN Probe Dual Epidemics Of Fatal Birth Defect By JOHN HARBOUR Aftmdated Prew Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP)~-There is evidence that a mysterious epidemic kilter and crippler of newborn infante struck at least two areas of the United States last year. The latest report is from Vermont—but doctors, left with the .lob of caring for the stricken infants who survived, are still without clues as to the cause. The Vermont episode may be another expression of the epidemic of the brutal birth defect that struck Atlanta, Ga,, last fall—and may have hit elsewhere. From a one-block area In Mont- peller, Vt, in Just six weeks last summer, came three babies born with rare defect. Six months later, from the same city block, came a fourth case. All of the babies in this tragic cluster suffered from spinal bifi- dia—« congenital separation in the spine which allows spinal cord nerve tissue to balloon out from the body. It can leave a baby vulnerable to death through infection. Or it may leave a child paralyzed from the waist down and incontinent for life. Frequently, there ,are complications, sometimes brain damage. An investigating team, under Dr. Jerold F. Lucye, University of Vermont pediatrician, probed deeper into the cases—and into others in the state. They surveyed birth and death certificates on babies, combed the records of the university's two hospitals — where 23 per cent of the state's births occur — and checked the only three neurosurgeons in Vermont, all of them in Burlington. Next the investigators wrote to every one of the state's 432 doctors outside of Burlington, getting responses from 90 per cent of them. They found 21 cases in all—of which only 10 survived. Although the normal rate for Vermont would predict 99 cases in 100,000 live births, in 1962 the rate was 232 cases per 100,000 live births. Meanwhile—unbeknownst to the Vermon investigators—U.S. Public Health Service researchers in Atlanta were looking into an outbreak there. They discovered 16 cases between August and October of 1962. Only two babies survived, The rate was six times normal for the Atlanta population. In both cases, the epidemic passed. So far 1963 has been normal. Doctors are still puzzled. FORTY ODD By Peg Bracken and Bod Lull "JUST A MINUTE!" SOUND OF PROFITS NEW YORK (AP) - "The Sound of Music," the fourth longest-running musical in Broadway annals, ended its White Way engagement with a profit of $2% million on a $500,000 investment. "Sound 1 / racked up a record of 1,443 performances, just behind "My Fair Lady," "Oklahoma!" and "South Pacific." 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Carrollton Couple Mark Anniversary CARROLLTON — Mr. and Mrs, Paul Daum, who observed their hirtieth wedding anniversary Monday evening, were guests o: lonor at a surprise party given at their home Monday evening. In he group Mr. and Mrs. Francis Kuhnline and sons of Greenfield Mr. and Mrs. Charles Daum am amily, Mrs.' Eva Daum, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Daum and family and Mr. and Mrs. Harland Shannon and family of Carrollton. Bankers Meet CARROLLTON — Harold Fisher of Granite City, president of the Illinois Banker's Association spoke at a dinner meeting of Tri-County Banker's Association Tuesday evening in Day's Colonial Room. Marshall Hewitt;, cashier of the farmers State Bank of Greenfield s tiie president of the organiza tion. Be alert today, alive tomorrow Ctab Women ROXANA — The RoxatM WflW- en'* Club met Tuesday evening at the Park House. Mrs. Larry Duckworth was in charge o! the business meeting. Refreshments were served by Mrs. James Emert and Mrs. Larry Duckworth. 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