Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on March 24, 1952 · Page 5
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March 24, 1952

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 5

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NORTHWfST ARKANSAS TIMII, ··y*M*vlB*, M*:* M, Student At U. Of Washington Dies When Experiment Goes Wrong S«attie-(/P)-An 18-year-old col- legt honor student..died yesterday of an injection of bacterially contiminated blood, given during ·n experiment connected,with war research, by .the University of · Washington.' ·; . · ·'· The young victim, James Stanley Leedom,; a -freshman at Seattle University, was one of 40 volun- Pile Ointmenl Free $1.00 Tube Noted Clinic Makn Moil Un usual Offer to Any Afflicted Person--No. Coupon-- . No Chargi In order to introduce to anyone who is afflicted, with Piles (Hemorrhoids) or any similar rectal condition, the Thornton Minor Clinic will send free on request, without payment or obligation; a full-size $1.00 tube of Thornton Minor Pile Ointment^--free and postpaid. Please send your full name and address," 1 .age, and tell us how long' you have been troubled--and whether or not you have been or are. now usii. t an ointment or suppository of any kind. This offer is'liniited .and may be withdrawn at any time, so we suggest you wirte at once. Address Thornton Minor Clinic, 911-C Linwood Blvd., Kansas City 3, Mo., and be sure to include all the information askod for above. No risk,' no bill or charge of any kind. leers participating in the project seeking better ways to preserve whole blood.'. . He died three days aftef the injection" despite every effort to save his life. Dr. Robert H. Williams, head of the University o[ Washington Department of Medicine, said the blood .became contaminated "by some phenomeon" after it had been, refrigerated. "The only \V»y we can explain it," said Dr. Williams, "is that the b'acteria were able to grow in some manner while the blood was at freezing temperature ?nd not at body temperature.'" Both Dr. Williams and Dr. Clement A. Finch, associate professor of medicine in charge of hematology at the university, said they would "gladly participate in the same experiment tomorrow." The project In which Leedom took part was stai'ied by the .university nine .months ago as part of a nationwide effort to find preservatives 'which would keep whole blood longer than the 21 days considered' safe with · the present use o f - acid 'citrate, glucose. Leedom, a Seattle youth, received his first injection Thursday. A reaction set in.' '· ; Several hours later, doctors discovered the presence of. bacterial contamination in the bipod. Dr. Williams said the blood had been tested and found pure previously, then w a s refrigerated. ; · ' . . . Both university doctors said bac- teric has been'found on very'rare occasions in refrigerated blood. but was a* unooaunoa'tho risk was almost negligible. 'This just happened to be one of those most unusual cases," they said.'' ''Normally, after blood has Loon 'cultured' and found pure We do not test it again after refrigeration. The risk of inserting a needle :n .the container to take a sample is far greater than that of any bacterial growth.". . The father, Stanley I'. Leedom, said he held no one at ff.ult for his son's, death. "I don't blame anyone for this," he said. "1 just dor.'t want this tragedy to deter .in any way from the" blood donor progran or these experiments." . The .youth had planned to major In medicine. The': 'people of Yemen build structures of many stories and claim .that they, originated the skyscraper. Come In indSeelh About Our Easy Payment Plan on Re-Modeling Your Home, Building New Garage, Chicken House or Milk Barns, etc. ALSO We Have Old and New Philco Refrigerators ond Freezer* Clifton Lumber Co. Phont 27. Wnt Fork, Ark. Hormone Said To Aid Treatment Way Cancer Is Fought Described Boston-(/P -The male sex hormone can change women's bodies so that' their hopeless cancers are hit or killed by X-rays, it was disclosed today. The change is mysterious and occurs Inside body cells. 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