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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 18-THE LETHMIDQE HERALD-Tueaday, M.rch 26, Lamb M.D. Dear Dr. Lamb I am wondering about the right and wrong techniques of mouth-to- mouth respiration and what the dangers are when done wrong? I am elderly I had been listening to a talk attentively and under tension for one long hour When I was standing upright after that I passed out. When I soon became semi- conscious someone near me raised my head, pinched my nose shut tightly and pushed my lower jaw down tightly and began mouth-to-mouth respiration It stopped my breath It seemed like I was in torture I pulled away and blacked out again When I became conscious again my tongue got thick and my lower jaw was so stiff I could hardly answer questions. When should mouth-to- mouth respiration be given and how' Dear Reader I would imagine that mouth-to-mouth respiration would be very uncomfortable if you were breathing normally on your own Artificial respiration should be given when the breathing has stopped If the breathing fs very shallow and infrequent it might be difficult to be sure that a person is still breathing If there is any doubt then one can suspect that respiration is not adequ- ate and it would probably be better to do it than not do it Respiration does stop in some cases during a heart attack, a stroke, or other medical problems Properly done, the mouth is opened A trained person might be sure that the tongue hasn't fallen back into the throat blocking the air passages or, if possible, see that food is not lodged in the windpipe The victim's head is tilted back. The nose is closed or pinched shut and the person giving the artificial respiration puts his mouth over the victim's and exhales into the mouth OLviously, if the nose is not closed the air simply rushes out the nose and not into the lungs. Also, the mouth has to have a tight enough fit not to lose air. If the windpipe is not obstructed the exhaled air goes into the victim's lungs. The chest should expand as it does with normal breathing. Next, the mouth is removed and the victim naturally exhales. Then the procedure is repeated so that the person giving the respiration exhales each breath into the victim's mouth. Basically each time the donor exhales his- breath goes into the victim's lungs and when he takes his mouth off to get .a new breath the victim is releasing the air from his lungs Fortunately, respiration resumes normally in many people after a few breaths this way If it doesn't then the process is continued until medical help can be obtained A handy little book on artificial respiration and other emergency first aid is "Save Your Child's by David Hendin. For your copy send one dollar plus 25 cents for postage and handling to "Save Your Child's in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N Y. 10022. The danger in giving artificial respiration is minimal indeed The danger is m failing to give it when needed. If the procedure is continued for a relatively long period of time some residual soreness of the jaw might occur and your mouth might not feel normal If you had a simple faint then you might not have needed artificial respiration but the only people who would know would be those present at the time and able to observe your breathing pattern. When an adult is giving artificial respiration to 3 young child, then it is often possible and best, to cover both the nose and the mouth of the child with the adult's mouth. Dr. Lamb welcomes ques- tions from his readers, but because of the volume of mail he cannot answer personally. Questions of general interest will be discussed in future columns. Write to Dr. Lamb in care of this newspaper, P.O. Box 1551, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. Your horoscope WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 Your birthday today: Opens a full year of retraining, rehearsal, sharpening of personal skills, often responsibility without quite the authority or reward you deserve for carrying it. Much of the year's experience -is beyond easy statement in words the telling comes later, if at all. Today's natives are of many diverse types sharing a propensity for personal adventure Some have been noted for scientific discovery. ARIES (March 21-April Leave your reserves intact and gathering interest despite a sudden urge to spend as an expression of your sentiments. Get in a full day's work TAURUS (April 20-May The market for your ideas is a trifle thin today. Being obstinate doesn't work find some way of getting a better perspective before your push. GEMINI (May 21-June See yourself as a sort of caretaker for your social and career projects. Tomorrow is another day in which definite action is appropriate. CANCER (June 21-July One of your basic tendencies is to find something to complain about which has nothing to do with what is really bothering you Listen to yourself and get priceless insight. LEO (July 23-Aug. Two extra words will get you a quarrel, if that's what you want Those who know you the best are either the most help or the greatest opponents. VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. It may seem to you that all is calm when, in reality, there may be more than appears on the surface. It's a good day for investigating puzzles and old questions. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. The day and evening are generally unsettled, nothing to get upset over except possible disclosures of events which took place a long time ago SCORPIO 'Oct. 23 Nov. Select work which can be done without close co- operation, preferably tasks involving no decision making. A change of pace is desirable in evening SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 Dec. The best thing you can do today is to be sure you aren't'bruising people's feelings unnecessarily. It's a day rich in potential self- discovery CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 Jan. The fact that none of the usual moves works shouldn't panic you, but should be used as a way of learning something. Concentrate on your job AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 Feb. When others disagree with you, remember that it's nothing new, just your turn coming up, and that you may have been harsh when disagreeing with others PISCES (Feb. 19-March There's a demand all around for sympathy, but nobody is likely to offer you any. Strike a middle ground healthy self interest has not gone out of style. 1974, The Chicago Tribune FlffST YOU SWOOP IN ALL THE i's....THEN POP IN ALL THE DOTS.... SHORT MBS IF TWEV COME EVEN, THAT'S 6000 PENMANSHIP.' OCCASIONALLV I MAKE SOVAE EXCEPTIONS TO RULE1. HAND LOIS I CAN'T HELP MORE I TRY TO THINK ABOUT MATH THE MORE I THINK ABOUT FOOT- I'M AFRAID WE HAVE A VICTIM OF CONSTANT REPLAY BUGS BUNNY Ask Andy IT'S A SILLY WAY T' SELL BRUSHES, BUT TH' CUSTOMER (5 ALWAYS RISHT! Goren on Bridge BY CHARLES H. GOREN Tkt TritaM East-West vulnerable. North deals. NORTH AK4 10973 0 J4 WEST EAST SOUTH 4J87Z OQ107532 OKC 4K965 bidding: Nwth East Sooth West Pass Paw Dbfe. 3 Pus Pass Pass Opening lead: Eight of What sets a bridge expert apart from the ordinary player? The expert does things as a natter of tech- nique, without the certain knowledge that his play will benefit him, that the aver- age player often overlooks. Consider today's hand. Sooth's third-hand open- ing bid does not have our unequivocal endorsement. While we are not averse to opening light in third seat, we prefer that the bid at least have some leading di- recting value. South had no reason to suppose that he wanted a club lead should the opponents buy the hand, and in view of the fact that Ms partner had already passed, the chances were sfight that the hand belonged his side. North's jump raise over the doable shut ttaa and gave declarer a to playing skill. Since West did not want to make a lead that might prove helpful to declarer, he opted for a trump. Declarer won the first trick with dum- my's ace and crossed to his hand with the king of clubs, in the process fortuitously picking up all the outstand- ing trumps. He then led a low spade toward dummy. West rose with the ace of spades and put declarer back in dummy with a low spade to the king. Declarer came to his hand with the ace of hearts and, as a pre- caution, ruffed a spade in dummy. Now, be led a low heart from dummy, and his technique of ruffing a spade bore an unexpected divi- dend. East was forced to play the queen of hearts, and that was the end of the defense. If he was left on lead, his only remaining cards were diamonds, and declarer could bold his losses in that suit to one trick by playing West for the ace and East for the queen. Nor would it help the de- fense if West overtook the queen of hearts with the king, for that would leave him vulnerable to an end- play. If West cashed the jack of hearts, he would set up dummy's tea for a dia- mond discard, while if be exited with the queen of spades, declarer would raff in dummy and pass the nine of hearts round to West's jack. West would either have to lead a diamond round to the king or play a heart, al- lowing South to obtain a LONG MONTHS Andy sends a complete 20- volume set of the Merits Students Encyclopedia to Roger Trout, age 11, of Sante Maria, California, for his question Why do some months have more days? Thirty days hath September, April, June and November. All the rest have thirty-one except February which has twenty-eight and twenty-nine days each leap year. That old saying merely makes it easier to figure the number of days in each month, but if fails to explain why some months have more days than others'. Our calendar is a bit clumsy. The months are uneven and have nothing to do with the months of the moon. What's more, the days do not fit neatly into the year. The ancestor of our calendar was devised in ancient days and from time to time people tried to make it more accurate. These corrections account for some of its sloppiness. Creating a calendar is one of those tasks that looks easy and turns out to be a series of headaches. Basically, of course, it is based on the number of days in the earth's yearly orbit of the sun. More than years ago the Egyptians figured that there are 365 days in the year. They devised a calendar with 12 months of 30 days each, plus five extra days at the year's end. It was ages before they learned that the earth takes about an extra quarter day to complete its orbit. In 238 B.C. they invented the leap year by saving four quarter days and adding an extra whole day at the end of every fourth year. This was perhaps the best early calendar of the Old Word. Meantime, the Romans struggled to work out a calendar based on months of different lengths. This was the direct ancestor of our present calendar. Around 738 B.C., the earliest Roman calendar tried to fit ten lunar months into a year of 304 days. Every second year an extra 22 or 23 days were added and later two more months were added. After 700 years this clumsy, inaccurate calendar had crept three months ahead of the true orbital year. This is when Julius Caesar consulted astronomers and was told that the real year has days. So he devised a calendar with 12 months and a leap year Five of the months were given 30 days, six months got 31 days and poor little February got 29, plus an extra day every fourth year. Our present calendar inherited these uneven months, with a few changes. For example, it seemed proper to honor Julius Caesar during the 31-day month of July. But later, the Emperor Augustus wanted to be honored with the month of August. However, August was a 30-day month and a Roman Emperor was entitled to nothing but the best So a day was added and August still has 31 days. The Romans took this calendar day from poor little February, which was left with 28 days and 29 days on each leap year. Caesar's calendar was not perfect and by 1582 A.D. there was an error of ten days between it and the orbital year This was adjusted and a more accurate leap year system was devised to give us our present calendar. But the uneven months were left as they were in the ancient days of the Roman Caesars. Questions asked by chil- dren of Herald readers should be mailed to Ask Andy, P.O. Box. 765, Huntington Beach, California 92648. (Copyright Chronicle Publishing Co. 1973) BLONME I'VE BEEN (STANDING ALL. DAY- MY FEET ARE KILLING ME BOY; WOULD r LOVE TO SIT DOWN WOULD YOU DO ME VERY FEW WOULD GO ALONG WITH THIS ARCME ____ I v WAITING fHOW'DYOLM FOR X MAKE OUT WITH YOUR TO CALL WHERE ARE THE HURDLES FOR THE INDOOR TRACX MEET? i THINK SVENSEN HAS THEM STORED IN THE BASEMENT! NMMR THE HORHBLE r MR. SVENSEN, I THINK YOU HAVE THE HURDLES Pun with figures Each distinct letter in this addition stands for a particular but different digit. It's really very easy. Just figure out the value of this SEAL. I, E S LKS YOU I440W GOT PULES s OhJ SfllP- A KETLEMIEY S E A L Thanks for an idea to Ann Carter Brantford, Ontario. (Answer tomorrow) Yesterday's aaswer: Prices and MEREX AM, READY TO DOIT ALL OVER A6AIN ONE WEEK AND AM LL CHISEL IN EV'RY OTHER CORPSE THAT GRAVEVARD BE NOWFO'TH' TOMBSTONE.I'' SEE YOUR FIFTY ANP KAISE YOU FIFTY, PEWLAP HATE PtAYIN1 WITH TRAIL POSSES ;