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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta J.S5 THE LETHBRIOOt HERALD Wednesday, Decamber S, 1971 iiiese IT teams aethod hie medical ju i 'bin.'i of aeiipiinelni'o as an in major surgery. [Jr. a plastic surgeon, unii'iuna'd his intentions Tues- the visit here of two (.'bim'M' doctors are ffnirmu a n a d i a n medical with color films of the Uv nr long, flexible 'He-; are inserted under the of pnliciits lo depths of up In Iv.o inches to produce anes- thesia for major surgical proce- dures, including heart opera- tic-. Medical of hospitals in fijvomo and Ottawa by the Chinese dochir.-f. Chen a ix'Cialixt. and Dr. Ha INcn-Hin, n surgeon, that a siircfss rule of per cent was nt'luevcd with acupuncture in more than operations. They shewed cMniea! and doc- films here Monday and in Toronto hospi- v.eek and in Montreal Dr. Walker said tliat in view of unanswered questions about acupuncture a Canadian group I should make an on-thc-snot j study. I As have oilier doctors who i witnessed Ihe films and lallvd I lo the nvincsc doctors, j Walker said he was impressed I with Ihe partial evidence fur- nished by Ihe visitors. Dr. (I. Johnson, director, I post-graduate anesthe.sia and j resident training at the L'nivcr-1 j niy of Ottawa, said the rlcmon- station makes il necessary i obtain full answers about the chninuc. He said he thinks patients in I tiie films, some of whom car- ried red books of Chairman Mao's thoughts into the operat- j ing room, were "definitely moti- j valed" to accept acuptmcture as the only anesthetic. "'Personally. 1 would have lo I see it performed in China to j make up my mind about it.'' He said be is sure a strong factor is the "rapport" between acupuncturist and patient. And more should be known about the role of giving slight electric i shocks through the needles dur- ing the operation. There was no anatomical or I physiological basis to explain anesthetic effect at the present state of medical knowledge, he said. INVOLVES im'.VOSIS? The technique appeared to have some relationship to hyp- needles were stimu- lated or agitated by hand in a rhythmic the pa- tient's actions during Ihe opera- lion indicated they were alert to their surroundings. He suggested patients receive terrific sensory input" that blocks sensation from the siir- gery being performed. Dr. Walker said he has given the Chinese embassy here a "broad hint" of the desirability of a Canadian group making a visit to China to lay the ground- work for a thorough scientific evaluation of acupuncture. Meanwhile, a group at Lon- j don, Out., announced they will begin a study next year of acu- puncture at (lie pain clinic of Victoria Hospital and possibly at St. Joseph's Hospital. Dr. W. E. Spocrel. chairman of anesthesia. University of Western Ontario, said the clin- ics treat persons suffering con- slant pain, mostly after opera- tions. Chinese doctors use acupunc- ture as a pain killer before and after surgery, Dr. Ha said. It was adopted as an anesthetic technique from China's centu- ries-old traditional medicine. tnth thr industrial health ser-j Tire> I old a -OTV tml .seminar that, aCompLs m (be last four years to involve the Alberta Construction Asso- ciation in noise abatement have failed. "The unions have sadly neg- Ircted their responsibilities in this area ?.s well." One delegate to the seminar raid are reluctant to P'jinl out industrial health haz- >uch as noise, iiecau.se j ffir-y .ire afraid of losing their .here been about ?.r> claims for com- j this year because of j i i iolyrclated. hearing loss, com- pl'ODC pared five in 13C8. and "I j su-rj'ec.'t we are just beginning in look at the tip of an ice- berg." Krsukiions .Governing indus- trb! noise redraftetl in Houcver. when a provincial hoard of health order is- sued, the company "within three days found S25.000 to suppress the problem." .Since the start of this year. Alberts physicians have hern to notify industrial health services division regard, ing persons suffering job- related, noise-induced hearing loss. About ?0 such reports have been turned in and board of health orders to establish abate- ment programs have been is- sued in five cases. Mr. Smith said if ne-ise con- trol at the source is not possi- ble, protective devices such as earplugs should he worn, but oniv as a final resort. !'t7i and Ihc health department M. as given greater powers to or- der nobe control programs be Hcitlth officers worked with nm> firm four years lo have it vnhiniarily control noise but the rCCClVCS EDMONTON (CP> Dr. Max Wyman. president of tile Uni- vn-Miy of Alberta, describes a F'.udent to investigate the need for a native studies program at the university as "presumptuous." The proposal is the wrong there was no i way to approach ihc problem of M siilMlile was continually given. Indian education, he told the general faculties council execu- tive committee. Seeks survey "M's very presumptuous of any group, particularly a uni- XATAL (HNS) The East versity group, to try and tell Kootenay Ilegioiial Hospi tal j native people what they should District has agreed to a re- Dr. Wyman said, quest from the Michel-Natal j He said he has been involved Hospital and has requested the in discussions on the proposed n.C. Hospital Insurance Ecr- Alberta Indian education cen- vice to conduct a survey in the trc and said it is clear that the spring of 1972 on hospital needs proposed solution is for "the Tn- in the Spnrwood area. j dian people to set up their nwn In answer to another request tiom the .Michel-Natal Hospi- tal, the East Kootenpy Region- al Hospital District board com- mitted itself to give all possible support in planning a new hos- piia! if the survey indicated a school." He said the university cculd easily ''get off on the wrong foot" in the whole area of In- dian education and end up "like the United States which is go- ing into black studies" at some 1 universities. MflUNfl KAI ALIGHTGRAPEWINEWITHTROPICAL'FRUITFUVOURS TOGETHER FOR CHRISTMAS SHOW Andy Williams poses with his wife, Claudine Longel, daughter, Noelle, 8, ana1 sons, Christian, 6, and Robert Andrew, 2, during taping of his annual television Christmas show. Andy and his wife separated in June of 1970 after eight years of marriage. He says they have never discussed divorce. Auction sale FORT MACLEOD There will be an auction sale and 'Tun iiight" at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the LDS Church here. A truck camper, guns, ra- dios, lamps and lamb and pork CULS will be auctioned. Entertainment will bo pre- sented. Lunch will be available. Ev- eryone Ls welcome. Mrs. Dave Curie heads Ladies' Aid GRANUM (HNS) Mrs. Others on the executive: Dave (Edna) Curie recently was elected president of the Ladies' Aid of the Pres- byterian Church of Jumbo Val- ley at a meeting held at the home of Mrs. Caldenvood. Dave (Julie) vice president, Mrs. Peter (Minnie) Vcenland; sccrelary- treasurer, Mrs. Donald (Val- erie) Douglas Jr.; WMS sec- retary, Mrs. Dimean (Rose- marie) MacLean; friendship and service, Mrs. Halph (Leah) Poelman. The annual Christinas con- cert will be held in the church Dec. ID at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be held at the Iwme of Mrs. D. Douglas Jon. 11. OVATION THOMAS HAGSTROM INSTRUMENT Prices are now reduced on our entire stock cf NEW and USED STUDENT and PROFESSIONAt INSTRUMENTS AMPLIFIERS Vox, Acetone, Arc ARE All REDUCED. Solid Models. From S30.EO ORGANS Beautiful Thomas Or- gans and Chord Organs. PRICED TO CIEAR ACCORDIONS All s'zes from 329.95 UP 120 Bass Mod from S225 UP DRUMS 9 ply sets with 4 pieces, Hi- Hat and cymbals. From S1S9 up GUITARS OVATION, GIBSON, HAGSTROM ARE All GREATIY REDUCED P.A. Heads Columns and Used Guitars Greatly Reduced! PRUEGGER'S ACCORDION COLLEGE LTD. 530-5 St. S. Phone 327-7524 BANJOS RHYTHEM ACES AUTOMATIC DRUMMERS More Exciting Christmas Gi SHOP WOOLCO FOR ALL Y Woolte Phormocy Operated by Austin Pharmacy (Alberto) ltd, A Division of Dominion Citrus Drugs ltd. S lofton I fACH College Shopping Mall 2025 Mayor Magroth Thursdov ond Frlday Just Sav .CHARGE IT" Bewuse We're a WE'VE GOT EVERYTHING YOU COULD VtfANT Because We're YOUR SHOPPING COSTS YOU LESS" ;