Florence Morning News Newspaper Archives Aug 8 1973, Page 18

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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - August 8, 1973, Florence, South Carolina8h3 wednesday August Florence morning news doctors in Pkt rechargeable pacemakers Silver Spring. My. Api the world s first rechargeable implanted cardiac Pace makers which Are recharged weekly through the intact skin were reported tuesday to be working successfully in a num Ber of american patients. The patients include one Over 90 years old and a 33 year old n o a professional weight lifter who works out regularly with bar Bells. The new devices were de scribed As designed primarily to eliminate repeated surgical operations required with conventional pacemakers to re place run Down chemical Bat teries. The report came from Scien. Lists of the Johns Hopkins University who developed the new rechargeable device. Made of stainless steel it is about the size of a Flat cigarette lighter. The scientists said the new pacemakers could remain in Side the body at least 20 years and they said they can be Rech arged weekly by patients them selves by directing an electric current from a household outlet through the intact skin. The patient dons a Small Vest containing a special Small recharging Coil placed directly opposite the implanted pacemaker. The latter is implanted Neath the skin of tie Chest or and k Jin Ted n the heart by a wire. The Hopkins researchers said the new Type pacemakers Are smaller lighter and easier and faster to implant than either conventional chemical Battery powered pacemakers or nuclear powered ones. Wearers of conventional non nuclear pacemakers must undergo surgery every 18 months to two years to replace their Hull Ripe at Atnip powered ones Are rated to last at least 10 years. Approximately car Diac patients throughout the world now Are equipped with the conventional Type. They in clude americans among them supreme court Justice William o. Douglas. Development of the new Type was disclosed by Johns Hopkins researchers last May. Tuesday at what they termed the first Public demonstration of the device they said five have been implanted at their Hospital in Baltimore. All five patients Are from Baltimore. They said that about 50 of the new pacemakers have been produced and most of them have been implanted at a num Ber of american medical institutions. Fantastic savings Viro 4 Days Only while quantities last i awes Long sleeve polyester Pant tops or regular 6.99 thru sat. A a great get together j for pants and skirts. Assorted prints. 32 boys no Iron sport shirts our regular 2.97 96 thru sat. Boys permanent press sport shirts in a variety of col ors and styles. Sizes 8-18. Save stylish Boston Rocker our regular 27.94 to Cru saturday 8 stylish full size Boston Rocker in a warm Maple finish. Use in Den bedroom or living room. Adds Beauty and extra seating to any room. Fantastic i first Quality Myester double knit fabrics men s Short sleeve no Iron dress shirts 2 for men s no Iron Short sleeve dress shirts in pastels sizes s Al. Buy now set Early for Back to so regular Yard 4 to 10 Yard pieces Flat folded 58" to 62" wide a or dry Colon wit. Us hurry for Best selection big boys two tone casuals oar mtg. 3.99 the Rosof. Bibb big boys Black White and Tan in sizes 3-6. Great for Back to school. General electric steam and dry Iron thus Atway easy to handle and clean us approved for safety 1160 Watts 120 volts Model f-63 1a thru sat. Y i .oh1 Strong cardboard storage chests to give you Safe storage for sheets towels books anything. 4-quart electric ice Cream Freezer us approved Wood tone polyethylene All Best features Reg. Limit 1 Model 8tpr-546xc 8-track tape player thru sit. _ of cram Max stereo 8-track tape player with 3-Way Power. Compact portable lightweight. Save. Roses Southwark shop Mon. Wed. 9 . Til 9 p. M., thurs. Sat. 9 . Til 10 . U. S. Hwy. 52 South near Coles Crossroads now two convenient roses locations to better serve you bit Rose Florence mail shop monday thru saturday a. Til 9 Florence mall near five Points

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