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Racine Journal Times Sunday Bulletin (Newspaper) - August 01, 1971, Racine, Wisconsin
Sunday August i 1971 Kacin sunday bulletin is &4 my v a amp � i i life up Only cold More common than venereal disease a journal time photo or Char b a Stone editor to note this is the first of a four part series on venereal disease in Racine. The series will describe Racine to two cd clinics a at St. Luke to and St. Mary to hospitals a and the cause contagious Ness and cure of cd. The series grew out of an interview with or. Gabriel Ferrazzano City health officer. By Jeanne Chalekian journal times staff venereal disease is the most prevalent communicable illness in the nation. Only the common cold is More prevalent said or. Gabriel Ferrazzano City health officer of Racine. During the past five years the National cd estimate has doubled and it has become the most acute Public health problem. It May afflict perhaps one american in every too. A sexual Freedom is part of the new attitude that everybody can do As he pleases. With these new freedoms the psychological and social changes toward More Liberal relationships cause a breakdown in the Walls and standards that Cross All past barriers a explained Ferrazzano. Responding to Racine to needs for treatment of venereal diseases syphilis and gonorrhoea a Ferrazzano worked with St. Luke to and St. Mary to hospitals the Racine county medical society and the Wisconsin department of health to organize cd clinics at each Hospital to treat persons who suspect that they have cd. The clinic is now six months . Analysing its effect Ferrazzano said the Racine set up is unique because the clinic is established in private hospitals and because confidential treatment is offered to All persons. Compared to other cities Ferrazzano said Racine gets More partners or couples to come for treatment than most clinics. More patients cooperate in tracing partners because their confidences Are Well protected he explained. A Othis has aided the clinic to growth and ?� also Racine to clinics Are in hospitals a instead of in the regular health department Public clinics which have a certain stigma. Usually if you tre going to the health department on certain Days others know you tre going to the cd clinic. But people Are always going to the hospitals at All times for various reasons a he said. A othe clinic started slowly at first but we now see an average of 20 persons a week to at each Hospital. Not All Are positive cd cases a he emphasized a and nobody is turned ?� he said there Are a lot of whimsical ideas about cd. People having vague symptoms come to the clinic for examinations. Teenagers especially Are uninformed and think they have cd he said when All they have May be acne or a rash on their backs. Many have not had sexual relations with another person yet they think with these vague symptoms they have cd. A othe clinic also is serving them by putting their minds at ease a he added. A othere is a lot of talk about the subject but there is a need for More education a he stressed. More information is needed to describe the cause of the disease How it is spread and its cure. The Ages of Racine clinic patients has ranged from an 11-year- girl getting treatment for gonorrhoea to a 73-year- woman who thought she had syphilis. A owe examined the woman and assured her that she was All right a he said. A othe majority of positive cd cases Are 19-to 24-year- men. Girls we treat tend to be younger. And we see More men because they Are in immediate pain and need ?� persons under 21 Are considered minors. At the Racine clinic minors May be treated without parental consent by getting a court order from the juvenile court. Yet they May never see a judge. A youth asking for treatment signs a form which is then signed by Ferrazzano at the clinic and also signed by judge John Ahlgrimm of juvenile court. A othe court orders me in the Best interest of the minor to treat minors in any Hospital in the county of Racine. The court order also clears the Hospital a he explained. Ferrazzano was careful not to measure any increases in the rate of cd in the City. He said there was no Way of documenting figures. A oin the past Only i of 20 cases were reported. On the average eight cases of gonorrhoea were reported per month in Racine but two a Day was More like ?� he explained that for Many years a single Racine physician treated about 50 per cent of the cd cases Here. After he stopped practising these persons were a Oon the local Market going to other doctors Many of whom did not want to treat them according to Ferrazzano. A othe medical society came to me and we decided we to have to do something. The City did no to have the Money to expand its health programs. Then i contacted the state division of health to find out what they could do. They did no to have any funds for staffing but they would provide penicillin. A Othen we went to Karl York and sister Lillian St. Luke to and St. Mary to administrators because we needed space equipment some nursing assistance and Laboratory work. They agreed to take this on As a Community project a Ferrazzano said. A oat that time we said those who were Able to pay would be charged and those unable to pay would be treated free. At the same time we realized we could not do this accounting through the regular channels of bookkeeping because we would then lose the confidentiality of the patient. We decided then that we would charge a Flat $15, which would be collected on the spot. A othe question of treating minors came up. I consulted judge Ahlgrimm and presented him the problem. The judge saw the problem and was ready to help us Deal with ?� Ferrazzano averages a total of about 44 to 5 hours a week at the two Hospital clinics which begins at to am. Wednesday at St. Luke to at the 2-West area on the second floor and at 1 30 Friday at St. Mary to at an office in the emergency room just beyond the 15th Street Entrance. State of Wisconsin reported cases of gonorrhoea air age 71 rate per 100,000 population 18cl_ 160. 1ucl. 120�?" too face 19 cases ii rate 1969 cases 1 rate under to. 9 to 10-11 28 6.3 52 11.6. 13-1.9 1,12k 307.9 .1.135 393.2 20-2k 1,716 2,306 it co i 23-29 83u vat. J 977 39k.o 30-3k 36l 17k. It 392 189. U 33-39 it la re i 68.0 150 65.8 u0-Uu 86 30.5 102 36.2 31 12.7 us 18.o 50 9 0.9 3 6 3.ii total 5,50k 130.7 not state d 152 j or. Total 535. 107.7 5,66? 13u.6 opening Friday at Milwaukee to general Mitchell Field to the Delight of thousands of gawking spectators was another air age show. Performers from All Over the country gathered including a troupe from Britain to Royal air Force. Aerobatics and parachuting Are the bread and butter of the air show but ground displays Are popular because they tre easier to follow and done to generate the cricks in the necks their High flying entertainment competitors do. The show ends today at 1800 hours that to 8 . After the stunt flying red devils Star in the finale. Hospitals planning $214 million work hospitals in the Southeastern Wisconsin area Are contemplating new construction Worth 5214 million by 1972, according to a study conducted by the comprehensive health planning Agency of Southeastern Wisconsin inc. The study covered 3,9 hospitals and related facilities in Racine Milwaukee Waukesha Washington Ozark be Walworth and Kenosha counties. Year a All rates Are per 100,000 population copt. Bergui elects death in Vietnam is verified the defense department has announced that army capt. Phillip r. Bergfield died in Southeast Asia after a midair helicopter collision. Bergfield to wife the former Cynthia Krenzke of Racine had been serving As a Captain with the army nurse corps in Vietnam but returned to this country a few Days after the fatal mishap was first reported july 3. Bergfield 24, had won the Silver Star for leadership under rocket and mortar attack and the distinguished flying Cross for co Pilot and gunner service on an armed helicopter in Laos. He was the son of mrs. Venie Nolan St. Jacob iii., and Walter Bergfield Fontana Calif. His wife is the daughter of Dep. City atty and mrs. Edward Krenzke of 1521 Boyd ave. Stars and stripes Herbert l. Hoppe has been promoted to commander in the . Navy. Hoppe son of or. And mrs. Herbert g. Hoppe of 2623 Ole Davidson Road is a 1953 graduate of St. Catherine to High school and a 1957 graduate of the . Navy Academy at Annapolis my. He is presently attached to the scientific and technical information division of the defense nuclear Agency at Washington . Hoppe his wife the former Carolyn Miner of Portland ore., and their four children live in Herndon a. His duty Tours in addition to sea duty have included the Navy postgraduate school in Monterey Calif., and on the faculty of the naval Academy As a physics instructor. Eyes examined glasses fitted amp open daily and monday and Friday evenings y Ernest d. Wolf . Optometrist 517 main St. Phone 634-2508 a us Parkside photos easing into College freshmen Are being eased into College life at us Parkside. The five Day program will end tuesday and is designed to eliminate confusion and pressure of Large numbers registering in september. At left sue Nevin 501 Augusta .St., a Junior begins a tour of the Campus for new freshmen outside Tallent Hall. Right enjoying a break outside the activities building Are Sara Ramig 4903 Northwestern ave. Vicki Gillette 117 Perry ave. Shari Wald Sturtevant and Joellyn Temple 2825 Shamrock drive. 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