The Salt Lake Tribune from Salt Lake City, Utah on June 29, 1962 · Page 5
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'Let Hopeless Cases Die 9 M, By Robert Goldenstein Associated Press Writer CHICAGO, June 28—A doctor who has made some preparations for his own death said Thursday physicians should "step back and let God take over," instead of trying to prolong the lives of hopeless, suffering, dying patients. DR. EDWARD H. Rynear- Kon, who said he has "ministered to many hundreds of patients now dead o£ cancer," told a panel session at the an-' nual meeting of the American Medical Assn.: "I address myself to the individual physician who is see- Ing an individual patient dying of cancer for which every conceivable avenue of treatment has been explored with total failure, and this patient moreover is suffering from excruciating pain «nd is pleading for release. "THERE ARE TOO many instances, hi my opinion, in which patients .in such a situ-lgroup" of doctors at the Mayo ation are kept alive indefinite-'Clinic have "very solemnly ly by means of tubes inserted into their stomachs, or into their veins, or into their bladders, or into their rectums and the whole sad scene thus created is encompassed within a cocooa of oxygen which is the next thing to a shroud. "Certain tissue cultures have kept cells living for so many shaken hands and agreed that under no circumstances will we keep treatment going indefinitely if one overwhelming of us stroke has an and is being kept alive by tubes." And he added: "This Ls not only true of its; H holds true for many groups of doctors." years that they have fulfilled Dr - Rynearson first publicly Identify Air Victim SAN DIEGO, CALIR, June ...itheir usefulness been thrown cut. We have used much of the information thus gained in an inverse manner — meaning aired his views on prolonging lives of hopeless patients in an article in a cancer progress bulletin in 1959, and he said, "I have had no r e a s o r. to change my mind since that - time." that with all the fluids, vitamins, I ASSERTING "There is : no electrolytes, pro- treatment for death," Dr. Ry. Dr. Ryneurson tein supplements, antibiotic agents, hormones and other preparations available to us now, we can keep people suffering for an indeterminate number of months." Dr. Rynearson, professor of medicine at the Mayo Founda- lion and chairman of the sec-j 28 (jP)—A Navy jet" fighter tion of endocrinology and me- pilot who was killed in the tabolism at Mavo Clinic, told his plane near here nearson said the physician should recommend against "heroic measures" to prolong life in terminal cases if the patient, his relatives or his spiritual adviser do not request the special treatment. The Salt Lake Tribune, Friday, June 29, 1962 Doctor Disputes Fitness Tests Continued From Page 1 I should work up gradually in do not meet a certain criterion for physical fitness, does this mean we are not physically fit?" Mr. Erickson asked. Continuing, he said, "In general, t does appear ;hat many of our youth are ,—Associated Tress tVIrephoto Dr. Edward R, Annis ... Is head of AM A speech bureau. We. intellectually adequate'. 311 '' P h - vsical aclivit >' P ro * ram and physically intact, and yet "SINCE CHRONOLOGIC land physiologic ages are not j necessarily progressing in a |parallel manner," the speaker [added, "the best that can bo | said is that no time appears ;tp be too late to improve on physical condi- consisting of the two simplest, most effective and cheapest forms of exercise—trotting and walking alternately." ithe existing ilion.' Mr. Patrick not physically fit, and perhaps :his reflects our overattention to more highly organized sports for the skillful few and a failure to provide physical training and sports for the rest." HE SAID OXE study of sedentary middle-aged men showed "that functional capacities were improved 25 pel- cent as a result of & 10-week coursp of daily workouts, each lasting 30 to 40 minutes, and AT THE SAMB time there was an improvement in the l ' manner in which tlv> body handled various types o{ food— carbohycirate, fat and protein. And of special interest to heart- conscious males is the fact that the blood cholesterol level was reduced. MOST PEOPLE could improve their physical condition without nny formalized pro gram if they would simplj stairs instead of the elevator to the second story of a building. THE RE.MARK, obviously, was directed more to desk- bound papa than to housekeeping mama, who usually has a million and one tasks to perform each day. walk to the corner grocery in stead of riding and take the Put. saf» relict for acid diatrtas. 100 mint-fresh tablets only Sit, •*t TUMS in handy rolls fc bottles, tool crash of Wednesday was identified Thursday as Lt. William Tarpley, 32. He was the son of Mrs. Elma Tarpley, Bowdon, Ga. a news conference views are his own, that his and that many doctors disagree with him. BUT HE SAID, "a fair Outspoken Medicare Foe Scores AMA Vote Upset TWIN BED SALE j2 Complete Beds 90 * 2—Mattresses * 2—Box Springs ~k 2—Headboards * 12-HoHywood Legs By Associated Press CHICAGO, June 28 — Dr. Edward R. Annis of organized medicine's great vocrd spearhead against the government's health bill for the aged, wasjers. voted president-elect of the American Medical Assn. position to such legislation, Dr. Annis has also tilted in TV debates with senators and with Walter Reuther of the American Automobile Work- 19 50 W/T FUU SUE MATTRESS Hotel Ticking, Pre-Built Edge, Box Springs to Match Same Price Orthopedic Mattress or Box Springs MED. or FIRM OO50 FOR ONLY v.r« VMI *•• 39 FREE ESTIMATE TO MATTRESS . . REBUILD YOUR PRESENT . NO OBLIGATION TERMS ARRANGED WITHOUT CREDIT, CHARGE OVERMAN MATTRESS CO. Where Better Maffressej Ar« Madn SALT LAKE CITY PROVO • OCDEN 2763 South State 163 N. University 1581 Wash. Blvd. HU 4-4405 f R 3-3642 IX 4-*040 OPEN MON. & FRI. 'TIL 8 P.M., DELEGATES JUMPED the Miami, Fla., surgeon into the; top spot to take office a year from now over Dr. Raymond McKeowii of Coos Bay, Ore., a member of the board of trustees for five years. By precedent the next president has come from the ranks of the trustees, speakers of the House of Delegates or delegates themselves. Dr. Annis is not a. delegates. But he won the balloting 142 to 65. Dr. Annis, 49, and father of eight children,, is chairman of the AMA's speaker's bureau f Ogden, Utah. was installed resident for 1962-63 on Tues- ay and will be succeeded by )r. Annis. the onlv AMA held. office he has IN A NATIONAL TV broad cast in May, he delivered the rebuttal to President Kenne dy*s' plea at a rally in New York for passage of the King Anderson bill to' finance medi cal care for the aged from Social Security. • ; An indefatigable speake championing the'' AMA's op Ambassadors Switch WASHINGTON, June 2 (^P)—The United States will name new. ambassadors to Mos cow and Paris in the near fu ture, authoritative informant said Thursday. ' . . SAVINGS SAVE UP TO 50% NOW! 'HE JS A MAN of great mrm and personality. He aptured the imagination of he delegates," one trustee aid. Dr. J., P. Culpepper, Hatties- urg, Miss., was named vice resident, taking office this DIRECTING SOME of his comments at adults as well as youth, he said most people are becoming soft by too much riding and too little walking, failure to take daily exercise of any kind and overindulgence in rich, high-calorie foods. Physical exercise- is neces-. sary to relieve the tensions of] modern living, as well as to- maintain good muscle tone and good body function. THE SPEAKER pointed out that stress disorders are on the increase from teen-agers on up and that exercise allays anxiety and promotes relaxation. Dr. Erickson advocated school exercise and games that ear over Dr. Rutherford T. ohnstone of Los Angeles, by vote of 119 to 87. can be carried on into later life, referring ta a statement that what a man does at seventy depends on what he did at seven. HE CATJTIOIVED that physical activity programs, particularly in schools, should be DR. GEORGE M. 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