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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 - THE 1ETHBRIDGE HERALD - Tuesday, February 6, 1973 YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEANE DIXON WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7 Your birthday today: All constructive activities tend to become more convenient for you .iii this year of healthy growth. Today's natives have distinguished themselves in literature and its teaching. ARIES (March 21-April 10): Pick up the loose ends quickly LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Want to donate body to science Dear Dr. Lamb - My wife and I are good Christians and we don't have much money, but if anything should happen to us we would like to do something for humanity. We've talked it over and we would like to leave our bodies to science. We don't really know how to go about this. If we could contribute to saving someone's life who needed a kidney or heart it would be worth more than any money we could leave behind. If that isn't possible then even contributing to science by making our bodies available for study would be some help. Could you help us accomplish this by telling us how to go about this? We don't want to ask just anybody as not everyone would understand. And we are not anxious to pass over the great divide either, we just want to do our part for making this a better world to live in. We think this would be better than an expensive funeral that really won't help anybody except the undertaker. Dear Reader - You are not the first couple to write me with this or similar questions. The recent developments in transplants have stimulated many to want to do something of a similar nature. Your letter represents a healthy attitude toward death. There is a fine new book written by David Hendin called "Death as a Fact of Life," (published by W. W. Norton and Company, 55 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10003; price $7.50) that you would find very helpful. Hendin has written a readable and informative book on the subject. He tells you that to make a donation all you need is a card or other written docu- ment, samples of which are available from your doctor or your local branch of the Kidney Foundation. Then if a situation should arise where a kidney transplant is needed and you have recently expired, the doctors can proceed at once, without waiting and perhaps wasting your precious gift of life. If a card or letter is on your person the doctors attending you will take care of the rest. This includes making arrangements to give the body to a mecical university if they have need for bodies. The card or document, however, must be signed by the donor and witnessed by two persons. Aside from telling you how to do it-and providing an entertaining history of donating bodies and organs, Hendin's book discusses the total picture of death. He discussed in a lucid manner the problem of determining death and problems related to transplants. There is also good advice on facing the facts of dying and a special chapter on children and death. How do you deal with death or explain it to children? Dr. Denton Cooley, who performed many of the early heart transplants reviewed the book and commented that it "is a splendid compilation of information gathered from many sources, and should be read by all intelligent and rational persons concerned with the meaning and purpose of our existence as human beings . . . Society must cope with many special nroblems concernpd with the dead and dying. I will inr s � I.) en- lighten medical colleagues, to i u-vt v:-~ �- lit --veo and to others desiring insight into death." I agree with Dr. Cooley's assessment. and move up. Ask for cooperation early, go on with or without it; it's a successful day. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Early diligence and discretion put you away ahead. Listen for secrets, confide nothing you aren't ready to publish. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The least effort gets you considerable mileage. Career difficulty is amenable to collective action; ask for help. CANCER (June 21-July 22): For men, it's a normal day for business and career advancement; for women, a time to clear up any questions of health. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Express yourself fully where you are sure to be heard. Your charm is at high tide again; ask for all you think you want, once. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Scpt. 22): Whatever plans you have developed thoroughly should be launched today. Take advantage of an opportunity for new contacts. LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22): A change of status is easier now if you have the need or desire for it. Resolving disputes comes first nature. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21): Gladly share whatever benefits have come your way. Another round of pleasant travel can be achieved easily - pick up and go. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Speculative efforts offer promise, you have a "lucky' streak going. Prefer your own intuition to any sort of outside advice. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): The soft sell works, and you unload a burden at a profit. Your intuition may tell you where somebody is in your relationship. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): It is time to get on the move; round up your correspondence with nearby people, collect what you have lent or have due you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): An early start in high good homor for that extra try carries you well into achievement. Confidential deals come to payoff stages. 1973, The Chicago Tribune PEANUTS Ask Andy GOREN ON BRIDGE BY CHARLES H. GOREN c W3, Tti� GMcaia Triton* Neither vulnerable. West deals. NORTH AAXJ9 0?M. AMP.VOUDOtfTWOOVsJ VJNfT<3 CAU61IJ& IT? SURE "X DO.Ti4& QUEEN 16 DUE BACK FROM (AER SriOPPIMG-TfelR BUGS BUNNY OPEN UP, FUPPSy.'. I'm here t' plaster that hole in yer ceiling i found out there's a li'l.trick to it, huh? ;