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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 THE IFTHBRIDGE HERAID inursday, April 26, Tapes help doctors ow new trends By .II.M GRANT Herald Staff The bathtub, auto, recrea- tion room, garage and hobby room are just a few ol the places one may find Leth- bridge doctors listening to audio tapes on cassette re- corders. It isn't a case of flipping- out to the sounds of the lat- est top 40 music hits Instead they are using the tapes as a speedy modern method of keeping in touch new trends in the medical field. There are several different types of tapes available to the medical profession. Some sre simply recordings of de- bates, medical conferences and seminars, while othsrs delve into highly specialized fields of medicine. Most clinics and the hos- pitals in Lethbridge now stock a library of tapes and are continually expanding it on a monthly basis. Some doctors believe the audio tape is a bright new innovation that enables them to keep a closer tab on medi- cal trends. Others, would just as soon learn by the old and proven method of read- ind carefully researched mat- erial. The audio tapes are just the first step into a whole new field of medical electro- nic education, says Dr. Ralph Johnson of the Campbell Clinic. He foresees in the near fu- ture a television camsra small enough to be swallowed by human beings so that doc- tors can explore internally without an operation. Two-way television which will allow doctors to tune in U of L, faculty sign agreement A one-year contract, provid- ing A 6 per cent cost of living salary increase, has been ap- proved by the University of Lethbridge and its 160-mem- ber faculty association. Details of the July 1 to June 30 contract were not re- leased by the university. Board of governors chair- man N. D. Holmes said h3 is pleased with the settlement "which was readily attained because of a reasonable atti- tude on the part of the fac- ulty." Faculty president Dr. T. W. King said Ms association, and those at the University of Alberta and Calgary, had sought a two-year agreement. Dr. King said the U of L board was unwilling to pro- vide a two-year contract be- causs of the "unsettled state of educational finances in Al- He said this year's settle- ment is reasonable and cau- tious. "I don't feel this is an in- flationary increase. It is re- alistic in terms of the univer- sity's financial picture as a Dr. King said. A similar wage boost, of 6 per cent, has also been rati- fied by the board of gover- nors for its 25 administrative professional officers. Work to start on addition to veterans' club building Construction is slated to start within a week on a square-foot addition to the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans' Club in downtown Lethbridge. Two rallies on iceekend ior Key 73 Two public rallies have been scheduled for Lethbridge this weekend as part of the Key 73 evangelism thrust sponsored by 14 community churches. A youth rally has been sche- duled for 8 o'clock tonight in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church hall. Sunday evening, a service of duiciiaa will be conducted at 7 p.m. in South- minster United Church. Speaker at both events will be Rev. Albert Baldeo, min- ister of the Coaldale United Church. Key 73 is a year-long, conti- nent wide co-operative ef- fort by more than 130 denomi- nations and Christian organ- izations. Purpose of the pro- gram is to "call the continent to Christ." Gillett Construction Ltd. of Lethbridge has been awarded the contract for Gil- lett's bid was the lowest of fiva. Tne addition, extending westward 62% feet by 65 feet deep, is expected to be com- pleted and ready for occu- pancy early in August. The addition will provide expanded dancing space and banquet facilities for 200. The new social hall will also allow the club to operate public bingos on a weekly basis. Other renovations will be made to existing club facili- ties. The single-storey addition will have matching exterior and entrances from the street and from within the club. Indian culture lecture set A lecture and slide presen- tation on plants of the Black- foot culture will be held Sat- urday at 8 p.m. in the lecture theatre of the Lethbridge Community College. Speaker be Morgan Gadd, who holds a dagrec in botany from the University of Lethbridge. special, confidential broad- casts designed to keep them current with the latest ad- cances in the medical field will be an accepted part of tli3ir lives within two years, says John Sie, divisional man- ager of Jerrold Electronics in Toronto. The service would be pro- vided by cable television which would include a picture and sound scrambler that will be activated so only licensed doctors could view these shows, Mr. Sie said in Tor- onto last week. Dr. Johnson sees a time when medical clinics will have audio visual denart- ments having c'osed circuit television, enabling doctors to highly specialized operations take place. He says he uses the sent audio tape system be- cause he learns easier by lis- tening and the tapes provide an alternative to the time- consuming chore of reading medical journals. He uses the tapes while drrnng from the office to the hospital or from home to the office. He says he finds it very easy to listen while doing something physical so h? saves hours of listening time by taking the recorder into his shop and listening while working with his wood- work hobby. Dr. John Hunt of the Hunt Clinic says he uses the tapes moderately but prefers to read because he finds the tapes to be a re-hash of what kss already been printed in the medical journal. He says they're ''good sleeping pills" so he often listens to the tapes while trying to go to sleep. Dr. George Gray of the Haig Clinic says he is able to retain more of what he reads than what he listens to, but doesn't find books as re- laxing as listening to tapes. He feels that material put In print has been more ade- quately thought over and is carefully recorded by the writer and the reader. Dr. Johnson doesn't agree. He suggests that an author of a book or Medical Journal story should not be consid- ered as a national authority. He says one should explore the pros and cons of written material to obtain a cross- section of opinion rather than one man's philosophy. Dr. Gray says tapes try to reflect opinion on what is current. Ideas presented on tape may have to be changed when the topic is researched further. He also claims tapes are not a time-saver for him be- cause he finds them distract- ing if he's trying to do some- thing else. Dr. John Etberington of the Haig Clinic uses the tapes while driving and feels they're time savers because they con- tain an edited version of what would be hours of reading material. "It is becoming increasing- ly impossible to read every- thing one should in order to keep up with a changing medical he said. Considering all opinions, it is obvious the tapes arc an- other method of obtaining spe- cialized information and med- ical opinion that is vitally important to doctors in rural areas and smaller cities.. For doctors who easily adapt to the electronic age, the audiw tape is a welcom- ed addition to their library. As one Lethbridge doctor put it "one can't read in all positions while sun taniing. but you certainly can listen." Academic standards slipping? Workmen ot University of Lethbridge hove started o major re- or hazard to the buildings construction from the crocks, Mr. Harding says, pair program on the academic-residence building which, as shown in Photo top left shows the outside joint of the sixth floor, photo top right the photos above, is really settling into campus life. Paul Harding, U of shows results of settling on the seventh floor (large enough for hand L project engineer, says cracks like this are normal for expansion joints space from next room) and lower photo shows the academic-residence in the more than 900 foot long building. Old fill has been scraped away lobby floor between sections A and B. by workmen to be replaced with a new mixture. There is no danger Student conference-bound Separate school trustees to discuss bus routes A second Lethbridge stu- dent has been named to at- tend a Canadian studies forum this month at Calgary. Public school trustees Tues- day approved payment of to Phillip Jang, "of the Leth- bridge Collegiate Institute, for his participation in the April 29 to May 5 conference. Also representing Leth- bridge will be Catholic Cen- tral High School student Mi- chaela Kinahan. Speakers at the spring meeting, to be held at the University of Calgary, will include former state secre- tary Judy LaMarsh, former postmaster general Eric Kierans and Norman Ward of the University of Saskatche- wan. Twenty one high school students from across Canada, the Yukon and Northwest Ter- ritories -wiH take part in the Calgary forum. Lethbridge separate school trustees will face a short when they meet to- r.'ght. Beard members are co to discuss a report from Eiskr. on Project Can- cda West; a report from school superintendent Ralph 'Tremendous relationship between police and businessmen Himsl. on a recent meeeting with Lake view parents: and a letter of resignation from Tilrs. A E Clarke, retiring leather Trustees have been asked to appoint a committee of two Lakeviev.- parents, one board member and one repre- sentative of the Catholic Ed- staff to dis- Is me MUTU of seven articles examining the role of the police and what Indi- viduals perceive tliat role to he. Today's Interview Is -with a dry businessman. will be with an Indian car- toonist. By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer Businessmen cotfldn't pel along without the services of 3 police force, the general man- ager of the Lethbridge Cham- ber of Commerce said in a Htrald interview. "I just can't conceive of a merchant being unhappy with Ibe police. There is a tremcn-