Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
34 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, April 4, 1973 Dead person's skin useful? NOG ALES, Ariz. Doctors may one day be able to preserve the skin of dead per- sons for use later in grafting over barns and other wounds of the living, a researcher says. This possibility was held out Friday by Dr. William T. Sum- merlin of the Sloan-Kettering Institute, New York, at a sci- ence writers seminar sporcored by the American Cancer Society. Dr. Summerlin emphasized that, while human skin has been preserved and trans- planted to other humans and the method has succeeded in animals, the work is still ex- perimental. Understanding why cultured skin tissue can be transplanted from one person to another while fresh skin cannot, may lead to a better understanding j of cancer immunology, Dr. i Summerlin said. If the method becomes clini- cally feasible, skin ulcers and other wounds might be repaired with the cultured skin, he said. Asked how long it might be before hospitals would have hu- man skin banks, he replied: "Years." Dr. Summerlin said he has succeeded with transplants of other persons' skin with six patients, and he has worked with more than 500 mice. FINDINGS CONFIRMED He said his findings have been duplicated by researchers at Stanford University, in Bos- ton, in Albany, N.Y., and in Holland. D r. Summerlin's human I patients have retained grafts of others' skin for up to 4Vz years. Ordinarily, human skin trans- planted from one person to en- other is rejected. But Dr. Sum- merlin said he has found that, if the skin to be transplanted is placed first in a laboratory me- dium containing nutrients for four to six weeks, it can be suc- cessfully transplanted. During this period of pre- servation, the skin loses some of its cells, but three or four days after transplant it is re- constituted on the body of the recipient, he said. Dr. Summerlin said he has transplanted cultured feraaie skin to males end white skin to a black man. The skin of cada- vers can be used up to 48 hours after death, Dr. Summerlin has found. Ban affects Eskimo economy Eskimos return from sum- .ner hunt with seal and fish on the Arctic Coast. A U.S. ban on rtie importation of the skins and ivory of Arc- tic marine animals has knocked a gaping hole in the hunting economy of the Canadian Eskimos. SAFEWAY Canned Foods Specials! JUICE Canada Fancy....................... 19 fl. oz. tin Beautiful bargains are busting U.S. Fancy Fruit...................... 14 fl. oz. tin CLING PEACHES U.S. Fancy Sliced or Halves.............14 fl. oz. tin C RE AM CORN Canada Fancy.......................14 fl. oz. tin SAUERKRAUT Canada Fancy.......................28 fl. oz. tin ALPHA 9SGCC ...................................14 fl. oz. tin fm R V V Davids Strawberry, Coconut, Vanilla 7 oz. net wt. pkg. f NEW inns SCOTCH BROTH SOUP Town House 10 fl. oz. tin SPECIAL for This Week Pork's fThe Buf "1 I Libby's Special Marked Labels For Free Film Offer Available at Safetcay! SIlCGCl Sauerkraut Deep Browned Beans Corned Beef Red Kidney Beans Small Whole Beets Conoda CMC. 19 II tin OAST or STEAK! Fresh Pork Boston Butt i SERVING SUGGESTION PORK ROAST Picnic Stylo Hock On Ib. PORK LOIN ROAST ;s LOIN Whole or Half loin........ fresh Potk Roast........Ib.- GUJJSTWCTE) UBRARr Of JOKING Thousands of triple-tested recipes from the kitchens of Family Circle Magazine Your Ready Reference fora lifetime of Good Eating... mum 10 HOTDOG HAPPENINGS ways. 10 Us, INFALLIBLE INSTANTS AND MIXES THE JOY OK COOKING FOR OTHERS: LAND OF PLENTY PRESERVED: For Health Beauty Facial TKCIIP 1 ISMlV Amrtod 130 2 ply pkg...........Special Bath, Assorted 420 1 ply 2 rol! Cotton Ciwnkc JWQDS pkg. of ixtra Saving And These At Safemty Prices Petrdeom f. After Shave Conditionerl 59' MX. 49' PHTAC1 RAMIN DHVVN Bums Campfire Side .........Ib. I V CHUCK FRYING CHICKEN Canada Grade A Cook with Beam or Cabbage I I Rinse Alberta Balsam I fl. ox- brie. Whole Frozen Manor House Quality Ib. FROZEN CHICKEN PARTS Manor Hovse SpecW Ib. Manor Howw Special ft. Ib. 95C Ib. 5jC Backs Necks Stewing Fowl Manor House Special Manor Hewe Pinecrest Froreti I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I Special Cut vp Frozen SpeiioJ Ib.