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House adopts new policy ? marihuana, page 4 CPYRGHT Laser surgery, drug abuse exhibits win top scientific honors, page 8 Billings and Hektoen gold medal recipients are John Foulke, MD, (center), Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C., and Geza J. Jako, MD (right), Boston U. School of Medicine. Congratulating them is Frank P. Foster, MD, chairman of AMA's Council on Scientific Assembly. Story, page 8. Approved For Rase 199 /09/26 : CIA-RDP78-0618OA000300240001-8 AML CPYRGHT Hello! The Daily Bulletin of the American Medical Association is published on each day of its Annual and Clinical Conventions. For this San Francisco meeting, a newsmagazine format has replaced the more familiar tab- loid newspaper size. Deadlines are 3:30 p.m. of the day preceding publication. Editorial offices are in the Walnut Suite of the San Francisco Hilton; phone 441-2013. Wednesday, June 21, 1972 CPYRGHT Briefly The inauguration of C. A. Hoffman, MD, as the 127th president of the American Medical Association takes place Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. in the Continental Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel. (Other convention social functions and activities are listed n pages 290-295 of the Scientific Program. illiam "Buz" Sawyer, MD, San Francisco allergist, directs nd operates a gallery of contemporary art, described as " ery lively small museum of modern art." Dr. Sawyer has elped the careers of several promising artists by staging ne-man shows. The gallery, 3045 Clay St., is open betwee 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. AMA members and guests are nvited. he scientific program, including the scientific exhibits at rooks Hall-Civic Center, will close at noon Thursday. he first American College of Preventive Medicine istinguished Service Award was presented to Dr. Ernest yman Stebbins, Baltimore. Presenting the bronze plaque and $500 honorarium was ACPM President Lee B. Grant, IQ, Pittsburgh. Dr. Stebbins was cited for achievements n preventive medicine, contributions to education, and eadership in founding the American Board of Preventive Pedicine and the American College of Preventive Medicine. continues Hall Wednesday. Complete information on the program begins on page 174 of the Scientific Program. A Wednesday afternoon feature is a symposium on hernia. The AMA's 1971 Medical Journalism Awards were presented Tuesday at the annual meeting of the National Assn. of Science Writers. Receiving $1,000 and a plaque were these first place winners: ? Magazines-Marion Steinmann for an article in Life Magazine, "Fighting the Genetic Odds." ? Newspapers-Scott Seirer, fora series of articles on the problems of health care in rural areas, in the Hays (Kansas) Daily News. ? Editorial Writing-Jack W. Gore, for editorials on drug abuse in the Fort Lauderdale (Florida) News. ? Television the National Broadcasting Corporation, for a documentary, "The Business of Blood," with Tom Pettit as correspondent, Eliot Frankel as executive producer, and William B. Hill and Anthony Potter, producers. ? Radio-the National Broadcasting Corporation, for a program, "Alcoholism: The Changing Concept," with Wilson Hall as reporter and Fitzgerald Smith as producer-writer. James Keogh, author of the current best-seller, "President Nixon and the Press," will be the featured speaker at the 1972 Communications Clinic sponsored by the AMA. Open to all physicians, medical society executives, and others interested in medical public relations, the Clinic will be Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 28.29, at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. Keogh will speak at the concluding luncheon on Tuesday. Clinic information as available from the Press Relations Dept., AMA, 535 N. Dearborn, Chicago, III. 60610. Medicine and its relationship to amateur radio is the scientific program theme for the sixth annual meeting of the Medical Amateur Radio Council Thursday at the St. Francis Hotel. Highlights include an inaugural and awards dinner in the evening and discussions throughout the day on topics such as "Role of a Satellite in a Bio-Medical Communications Network," "Missionary Radio Services," "Slow-Scan Television and Transmission of Medical Data." Registration totals Registration for the first two days of the AMA's Annual Convention totaled 26,781, including 10,101 physicians. The three-day breakdown also included 1,540 industrial exhibitors, 635 exhibitors' guests, 289 medical students, 433 registered nurses, 492 allied health professionals, and 13,291 physicians' guests. Tuesday physician registration was 1,120. Approved For Release 1999/09/26 : CIA-RDP78-0618OA000300240001-8 Approved ForAhpOrtaflt-1tJOflCep!OO3OO24OOO1 -8 Differ ent addicts need different kinds of help. 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"Building a Drug Abuse Program" Roche Film Order-Fill in and mail to: Roche Film Library c/o Association Films, Inc 600 Grand Avenue, Ridgefield, N.J. 07657 Name Organization Street City State Zip Dates of choice (1) (2) (3) Roche Laboratories Division of Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. Approved For Relierse-1t.6- GF&IRIBP-M-Mt8OAGM3OO240001-8 Public use prohibited, but possen CPYRGHT would bdA PJ tma 6dTRVrrRe~4ease 1999/09/26 : CIA-RDP78-06 A000300240001-8 Delegates adopt marihuana statement The House of Delegates of the American Medical Association late Wednesday approved a proposal that on one hand, prohibits the public use of marihuana, while on the other, recommends that "personal posses- sion of insignificant amounts of that substance be considered at most a misdemeanor with commensurate penalties applied." The action came after a debate of more than 30 minutes over a refer- ence committee report which, among other things, stipulated the use of marihuana should not be considered a criminal act. The approved wording was the re- sult of an amendment offered by William F. Quinn, MD, Los Angeles, a delegate from California. His amendment recommended that: "This AMA House of Delegates does not condone the production, sale or use of marihuana. It does, however, recommend that the per- sonal possession of insignificant amounts of that substance be con- sidered at most a misdemeanor with commensurate penalties applied. It also recommends its prohibition for public use; and that a plea of mar- ihuana intoxication should not be a defense in any criminal proceeding." The debate elicited heated com- ment at times. One delegate called the Quinn amendment "wishy- washy" and suggested that it in- vited the continued use of mar- ihuana. Another argued the House should confine itself to the medical aspects of the situation and leave the legal issue to state legislatures. Among those who supported the amendment were the representa- tives from the Student American Medical Association and the new section of House Staff Officers. Rural Health The AMA renewed its strong com- mitment to increase the availability of medical services in rural and medically underserved areas. The House, which reconvenes at 9 a.m. today, endorsed reports from its Councils on Rural Health and Health Manpower outlining means of increasing the availability of health care in rural areas; and re- affirmed its support of a "Project U.S.A." to help locate and recruit physician volunteers for the National Health Service Corps. The delegates also reaffirmed their "that would, in effect, draft physi- cians for the provision of civilian health care." The Project U.S.A. concept was originally approved in 1969 as a "domestic version of Project Viet- nam," the Association's program to recruit volunteer physicians to help provide medical care to Vietnamese civilians. In reaffirming the project, dele- gates directed that the AMA, as a public service, would provide the profession with pertinent informa- tion, respond to inquiries from phy- sicians, maintain data on applications and assignments, and physician re- actions to the program before and after service with the NHSC. FAA ruling supported Transfer of medical certification of airline pilots from present Aviation Medical Examiners to physicians de- signated by airlines and approved by the Federal Aviation Administration was supported by the House, which described the new FAA rule as an important step in the interest of pub- lic safety. Tax credits backed To encourage physicians to locate in disadvantaged areas, the House passed a resolution actively support- ing national and state legislation to grant income tax credits to medical practices established in shortage areas. The reference committee said it "is aware there are many factors in- volved in determining a physicians practice location and that financial remuneration is not paramount. Nev- ertheless, because of the need for ser- vices in shortage areas, we believe, it is advisable to suggest financial incentives." Catastrophic coverage The House reaffirmed its support of catastrophic health insurance cov- erage, but indicated that any such federally-financed program should not be freestanding. Instead, the re- solution said, catastrophic coverage should be related to provisions for comprehensive health benefits, "Physician ' defined The House adopted this definition of a physician: "A person who, having been reg- ularly admitted to a medical school duly recognized in the country in which it is located, has successfully studies in medicine and has acquired the requisite qualifications to be legally licensed to practice medi- cine." No platform required A proposal that those seeking AMA elective offices present platforms when announcing their candidacies was rejected by the House, which noted that "with very few excep- tions, candidates for high office are well-known to the majority of mem- bers of this House. In addition, visi- tation by candidates to delegates caucuses and other direct contacts provide members of the House with an understanding of the candidates' views on important issues." Poll commended The House commended the recent membership poll, and suggested that future polls may be submitted both to member and to non-member phy- sicians. Results of the poll, an- nounced to the House on Sunday, showed that an overwhelming num- ber of physicians want the AMA to continue to seek to retain the basic principles of private practice in any government health program that might be enacted. The two-page questionnaire, mailed to 177,882 non-federally em- ployed members of the AMA, drew 94,035 responses, a 52.9% return. In addition, the poll was sent to a random sample of 4,500 members (including federal physicians) and a random sample of 3,000 non-mem- bers of the AMA to test sampling techniques as a possible tool_for use in future opinion surveys. Gun Control The House supported strict en- forcement of existing laws relating to the illegal use of firearms. A lively debate began with con- sideration of a resolution from the Ohio delegation calling for the AMA to support legislation providing for mandatory jail sentences for those found guilty of committing or threat- ening to commit a misdemeanor in-~i volving the use of a firearm. Following the debate, delegates approved a substitute resolution from Michigan calling on the AMA to "express its strong abhorrence and continued opposition to the use of a firearm or any weapon in the commission of a crime and urge the enforcement of strict pen- oppositiolA tSl..~?gJ~.l ii Br T~ .. r.PI RJR n pr ~ e~~ O ? 6I ~ i1Pns 9~F~-K Se nnn~ o -Tl~7-TQ- ~~r-8 Tn a m anion a t' d e tease urned o~FF-~~~~ibn~~it~ y the District of Columbia urgin he AMA to support national gun ontrol legislation. The reference ommittee indicated and several elegates agreed that the resolution ailed to spell out what specific con- rols are envisioned. AMA Activities A report by the AMA executive ice president describing the Asso- iation's activities and programs has een called the "finest summary ever eported" and deserving of wide ublicity. The House said the detailed docu- ent "should provide an excellent ehicle far membership recruitment s well as an instrument of positive ublic relations." "At a time when the Association is ubjected to accusations of inactivi- y," the House noted, "it is especially mportant to remind professionals at arge and the public of the many ositive contributions being made by he AMA for the betterment of the ublic health." In commending Ernest B. Howard, D, AMA executive vice president, nd the 1,000 employees under his irection in the Association's Chica- o headquarters for "a job well one," the reference committee noted hat, "in our accumulated evidence n the House of Delegates, we have etected no evidence of deteriorating toff morale." The committee added that, "In re- ponse to Dr. Howard's invitation, ur query on this subject to AMA toff members at the convention eads us to conclude that the AMA s fortunate to be served by such a edicated, loyal, and enthusiastic toff." Miscellaneous In other action, the House: ? Requested the Council en Indus- rial Health to study the require- ents made under the Occupational afety and Health Act, with particu- ar reference to passible discrimina- ion against physicians anal other mall employers. ? Encouraged individual physi- ians and authorized spokesmen far omponent societies of the AMA to ontinue to speak out on public is- ues. Such activity should be con- idered "proper and ethical," the elegates said. ? Opposed the establishment of a ew National Institute of Gerontolo- y. Noting that the existing National nstitutes of Child Health and Hu- an Development already provide any of the programs envisioned. ~a~iris; ~~X61 ~O~~14tl~i~ny ther new institute would further frag- ment the national health effort, and that the formation of a separate in- stitute would not necessarily achieve the objectives stated." ? Stipulated that resolutions to the AMA be submitted in sufficient time prior to each Annual and Clinical Convention so that summaries of all "available" resolutions can be pub- lished in American Medical News one month prior to the Annual and Clinical Conventions. ? Referred to the Board of Trus- tees and its Committee on Maternal and Child Care for further study the national organizations at the conclu- sion of the March AMA Congress on the Quality of Life. The reference committee noted that although "it takes no issue with the laudable in- tentions of the declaration, it finds the language in certain sections con- troversial." Singled out was the dec- laration's concluding paragraph stat- ing, "We dedicate ourselves to an interdependent effort to achieve for each American child his basic in- alienable right: A Life of Quality." Many MDs were concerned, the com- mittee noted, that physcians could not "guarantee" such a right. The perfect specimen. Preserved in porcelain by Edward Marshall Boehm. Almost an improvement on the work of nature. See these famous objects of art in San Francisco only at Reese Palley 550 Sutter Street Approved For Release 1999/09/26 :CIA-RDP78~'P8~O/~~'OO3O'Q~~'OO"1=~' 19'2 ' 5 CPYRGHT Though~rO~,~s~~dRe~6 practice r enddhcare' Counseling is `fundamental' Counseling in depth is a funda- mental part of patient care, speakers said at a symposium Tuesday morn- ing sponsored by the section on Family and General Practice. Gerald. Egelston of Pearl River, N, Y., said a common denominator of good family practice is counseling but he warned that such counseling is "fraught with risk." Nonetheless, Egelston emphasized that counseling affords one of the best ways of meeting the public's ex- pectations. "The public," he said, "wants a doctor with empathy, They want to respect a doctor, Without that respect, a physician's practice is obfuscated." "Friendlicare," said Egelston, "best describes the good office of the family physician and the people need you {the physicians), not your nostrums." Adequate premarital counseling and examination are of primary im- portance, in the opinion of Joseph B. Trainer, MD, of Portland, Ore. Ac- cording to Dr. Trainer: "A GOOD premarital examination program will meet a real need of the more than two million couples who marry each year. It can substantially reduce the trauma of post-marital adjustments, and give the couple a natural focal point to bring their inevitable problems." Dr. Trainer advocated a series of five one-hour appointments spread over at least three months of time before the wedding. This includes four visits before the wedding, and one after. "The feedback from 20 years of doing this kind of examina- tion," he said, "convinces me it is one of the most worthwhile and satis- fying aspects of medical practice. I am certain that the good, in terms of satisfactory marriages, is far out of proportion to the time originally spent." In discussing counseling of the confused child and problem parent, Beverley T. Mead, MD, Omaha, said physicians can do much by early recognition of a problem child than hours of treatment might do later, But at the same time, he warned that, in such cases, physicians should pay more attention to the parents and the patterns that exist within the family. DR. MEAD said that when prob- lem children are brought in for treat- ment there usually exists an atmo- sphere of antagonism between the child and his parents. The doctor's CPYRGHT n i~ s on~`'tRie ga e sid ,1 6 nderstand the problem, and not be ontending against one another. Marriage affects health and health ffects marriage and if a physician 's involved with the one he is "in- scapably" involved with the other, ccording to David R. Mace, PhD, of inston-Salem, N.C., who discussed ounseling patients with marital roblems. Where such counseling is con- erned, Dr. Mace said all physicians hould be able to: ? Identify a marital problem hick is related to a patient's illness. ? Be able to give effective first- id if a marital crisis is confronted. ? Be able to refer marriage prob- ems to other competent profes- ionals who can provide the time and kill to deal with the problems. ~;dward ~J. Kowalewski, MD, profes- sor and head of the division of family practice ~~t the U. of Maryland School of Medicine, declared, "counseling is an equal tool required as part of the total therapy. Frequently, it is the difference between partial and com- plete success in any therapy." "I bel:ieve," Dr, Kowalewski con- cluded, ?`that we as physicians, by virtue of our close and continual in- volvement with families and individ- uals, should develop an on-going un- derstancling of a patient or a family's philosophies and principles, so that in time of need, we can assume more of the burden of decision-making. I am not talking about the physician playing god, I am talking about the physician's role as a responsible counselor." 7'Iwt call in the middle of the nigh shouldn't come }rom your coffee. Dcc~f .: rich, acn k:uf`_.. ~h~m:: Y?`o co4e~~,. rr,~. H~ a cup of Decal and a good night's sleep on us. Booths E4 and E6. 6 AMA p~Ppap?v~edNPQ~#~~I~as~~999/09/26 :CIA-RDP78-0~180AOQ030024000,1? 8~AF?~N,TaNT~oFFEE CPYRGHT ved For Rele~e 1999/09/26 :CIA-RDP78-061~A000300240001-8 We'll be happy to see you at the Ayerst Booth (Nos. D 26-28-30) H. HYMAN Sepulveda, California C. ROBINSON Inglewood, California R. IWANAGA Albany, California R. SHAND Mill Valley, California R. RAY Foster City, California J. J. SHORE Milwaukee, Oregon We hope you'll come by and let us welcome you at the Ayerst exhibit. We'd like to discuss the clinical experience of ATROMID-S? (clofibrate), INDERAL? (propranolol hydrochloride), and PREMARIN? (Conjugated Estrogens Tablets, U. S. P.) ... or to talk about any other Ayerst product or service that may be of interest to you. We're easy to find at Booth Nos. D 26-28-30-just opposite the A.M.A. Information Booth. Stop by... we'll be expecting you. Ayerst? AYERST LABORATORIES New York, N.Y.10017 Approved For Release 1999/09/26 :CIA-RDP78-06'~~~~O~~Qe~00~~Qe~d~,1;,~e 21.,9,2 ., Committee on Awards selects wis of Hektoen, Billings~g~/,s~st~iarF4lb/1~1 ~i~sse 1999/09/26 :CIA-RDP78-06A000300240001-~PYRGHT Top exhibits: laser surgery, d-rug: abuse The winners of the Hektoen and Billings Gold Medals are exhibits on "Laser Surgery in the Larynx" and "Drug Abuse." The medals are the top prizes given by the Committee on. Awards. The Hektoen Medals are given to exhibits that present original re- search, while the Billings Medals recognize the exhibits whose authors did the best job of presenting infor- mation. "Laser Surgery in the Larynx" (1431) was prepared by Geza J. Jako, MD, and M. Stuart Strong, MD, of the Boston U. School of Medicine, and Thomas G. Polyani, PhD, and Herbert C. Bredemeier of Framing- ham, Mass. The award-winning ex- hibit describes microsurgery of the larynx with a carbon dioxide laser and results in treating vocal cord keratosis, carcinoma, and several other conditions. "DRUG ABUSE;' which received the Billings. Gold Medal, was devel- oped as an educational aid by George P. George, MD, John Foulke, MD, and Donald Borcherding, MD, of the Office of Medical Services of the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C. The exhibit de- scribes the medical aspects of abus- ing various drugs - depressants, stimulants, narcotics, and hallucino- gens. The winner of the Billings Silver Medal was "Surgical Treatment of Coronary Aherosclerosis" (1105) by C. Walton Lillehei, MD, Robert G. Carlson, MD, and Arnold Londe, MD, -~f the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. "Urinary Tract In- fection: Practical Aspects of Diagno- sis and Treatment" (402) by Albert 5. Klainer, MD, Robert J. Foss, MD, snd Robert L. Perkins, MD, of the Ohio State U. College of Medicine, ~olumbus, won the Bronze Billings Medal, as well as the John H. Mor- ?issey Award of the AMA Section on Jrology. Dr. Klainer also received ;he Hull Award at last year's Clinical convention in New Orleans. Paul Bach-y-Rita, MD, of the smith-Kettlewall Ynstitute of Physi- ~al Sciences, San Francisco, won the silver Hektoen Medal for "Sensory substitution: Research to Circum- ~ent the Problems of Blindness and deafness" (1220). The Hektoen 3ronze Medal went to "Clinical Ex- ~eriences with the Modified Arterial by John M. Keshishian, MD, Nicho- las P. D. Smyth, MD, Paul C. Adkins, MD, Frank A. Camp, MD, and Wil- liam Z. Yahr, MD, of the George Washington U. School of Medicine, Washington Hospital Center and the Pontiac Fund for Cardiovascular Research, Washington, D.C. IN THE STUDENT American Medical Association Exhibits, the first-place awards went to Ezra Stei- ger, MD, in the Intern-Resident Division and to Rands Rubovits in the Medical. Student Division. Miss Rubovits, of the U, oP Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, won the prize for "Huntington's Disease" (214) and Dr. Steiger, of the Hospital of the U. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, re- ceived the award for "Post Operative Protein Synthesis" (213). "The Rheumatoid Knee; Pathology and Surgical Management" (115) by Paul R. Lipscomb, MD, of the Ameri- can Academy of Orthopedic Sur- geons, Chicago, received a certificate of merit in the Exhibit Symposium on Arthritis and Rheumatism. For- rest H. Riordan III, MD, and. Gino Salciccioli, MD, of Rockford, Ill., re- ceived honorable mention for "Treat- ment of the Arthritic Hip" (111). Other award-winning exhibits, by sections: Allergy: "Immunogenic Lung Di- sease" (916) by H. Rowland Pearsall, MD, Edward H. Morgan, MD, and Richard H. Winterbaumer, MD, of the Mason Clinic, Seattle, received a Certificate of Merit. "Bronchography in Childhood Asthma" (920) by Arvin E. Robinson, MD, of Duke U. Medi- cal Center, Durham, NC, and John B. Campbell, MD, of Denver Chil- dren's Hospital, received Honorable Mention. Anesthesiology: A Certificate of Merit was given to "The Use of the Nerve Stimulator for Localization of Nerves in Regional Analgesia - a Useful Diagnostic and Training Aid" (311) by S. J. Montgomery, MB, P. P. Raj, MB, and Dexter C. Nettles, MD, of the U, of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas. "Neural In- jury, Muscle Relaxants and Potas- sium" (306) by R. E. Tobey, MD, J. B. Oldershaw, MD, R. J. Clubb, and M. A. Dean, MD, of Great Lakes (Ill.) Naval Hospital received Honorable Mention. Clinical Pharmacology and Thera- Columbia U. College of Physicians and Surgeons, received a Certificate of Merit for "Clinical Application of Serum Digoxiti Immunoassay." Dermatology: "Electrosurgery of the Skin" (1411) by Christian E. Rad- cliffe, MD, and Larry W. Cole, MD, received a Certificate of Merit. Two exhibits. received Honorable Men- tion. One was "Morphology of Nor- mal and Abnormal Human Stratum Corneu~n" (1304) by H. Goldschmidt, MD, I7.: of Pennsylvania, and two Germane physicians, G. Plewig, MD, and E. Christophers, MD, of the U. of Munich, The other was "Oral anal Cutaneous Manifestations of Infec- tious .Diseases" (1408) by George A. Pankey, MD, Laurence M. Coretz, MD, Iferbert B. Christianson, MD, and James H. Quinn, DDS, of Ochs- ner Clinic and Ochsner Foundation Hospital; New Orleans. Diseases of the Chest: "Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery" (603) by Robin R, Johnston, MD, R. C. K. Hig- gins, M:D, Gale E. Thompson, MD, and G. Hugh Lawrence, MD, of the Mason Clinic, Seattle, won a Certifi- cate of Merit. Honorable Mention was given to "Microcirculatory Changes in Hemorrhagic Shock" (610) by Stennis D. Wax, MD, and Watts R. Webb, MD, State U. of New York, Upstate Medical Center, Syra- cuse. Family and General Practice: Cer- tificate of Merit went to "Chronic Recurring Headache in Intracranial Disorders" (502) by Arnold P. Fried- man, MIS, Rafael H. Lopez, MD, and Jay M. Coblentz, MD, Montefiore Hospital and Nledical Center, New York. Gastroenterology: "Use of Chole- cystokinn and Secretin for Roent- genographic Diagnosis of Diseases of the Small Intestine" (103) by William Y. Chey? MD, Jorge Gutierrez, MD, George Baron, and Gerald Holzwas- ser, MD, of Genesee Hospital and U. of Rochester (NY) School of Medi- cine, received a Certificate of Merit. Honorable Mention went to two ex- hibits - "Hyperlipidemia Associated with Pancreatitis" (104) by Eugene I. Winkelman, MD, Richard G. Farmer, MD, Helen B. Brown, PhD, and Lena A. Lewis, PhD, of Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and to "Long-Term Post Surgical Follow-up of Inflammatory Colon Disease" (105) by F. Warren Nugent, 1VID, Malcolm G. Veidenhei- raft (Bovine Origin) in Man" X106) and John ~rlclenb~}x~n?1~1Z,_Qf _ _ ~ MI3_ a William A MEissner. rsv~Far~~a~~t999iB~rzs ~r~aPrrr=es'~e~reeQezaeeQ'r~ peutics: Vincent P, Butler Jr., MD MD, of ~}~ p~~ New >~n~cU ~D'ea~ nesS E~sp~~ .~ 9 Boston. General Surgery: Exhibits in this section won the Billings Silver Medal and the Hektoen Bronze Medal, as well as two Certificates of Merit and two Honorable Mentions. The certifi- cates were given to "Immediate Fas- ciotomy and Hydrocortisone in the Treatment of Severe Pit Viper Venom Envenomation" (1009) by Thomas G. Glass Jr., MD, of the U. of Texas Medical School at San An- tonio, and "Endotoxic Shock - a Current Concept of Therapy" (1108) by William Schumer, MD, Peter Erve, PhD, Sheldon O. Burman, MD, Lloyd M. Nyhus, MD, and A. Gerson Gxeenburg, MD, PhD, of West Side VA Hospital, Chicago. "Amputation with Immediate Ambulation" (1018} by Wesley S, Moore, MD, Albert D. Hall, MD, and Leigh Wilson of the San Francisco VA Hospital received Honorable Mention, along with "Ac- cidental Intro-Urethal Inflation of Foley Retention Catheters" (1019) by Thomas Sellett, MD, Daniel H. Mc- Whorter and William J. Binard of Abraham Lincoln School of Medi- cine, Chicago. Infernal Medicine: "Management of Hypertensive Emergencies" (405) by Donald G. Vidt, MD, and Ray W. Gifford Jr., MD, of Cleveland Clinic Foundation won a Certificate of Merit. "The Hemodynamic and Meta- bolic Basis of Angina Pectoris" (419) by Hratch Kasparian, MD, Leslie Wiener, MD, and Albert N. Brest, MD, Jefferson Medical College and Hospital, Philadelphia, received Honorable Mention. The preferred analgesic for the allergic patient Neurological Surgery: "The Princi- "idiosyncrasy to salicylates is not rare and is usually manifested by ple of spring Loaded Points for Cer- skin rashes and anaphylactoid reaction. Sensitivity to these drugs vital Traction" (1203) by W. James Gardner, MD, and Herbert S. Bell, occurs more frequently in patients with asthma and allergy'' MD, of Huron Road Hospital, Cleve- TYLENOL, on the other hand, is usually well tolerated, land, won a Certificate of Merit, even inaspirin-sensitive patients. C. Normal Shealy of the Pain Re- precauflons and Adverse Reactions: If a rare sensitivity reaction occurs, the drug should habilitation Center, La Crosse, Wis., be stopped. TYLENOL has rarely been found to produce any side effects. received Honorable Mention for "Chronic Pain Relief by Dorsal Col- umn Stimulation" (1201). Obstetrics and Gynecology: "La- Reference: 1. Modell, W., ed.: Drugs of Choice 1970-1971, St. Louis,The C.V. Mosby Company, 1970, p. 196. paroscopy in Gynecology" (812) by Stanley R. Chard, MD, Robert D. eno Christ, MD, and J. Benjamin Young- (acefiaminophen) er, MD, of Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington, DC, won a 325 mg./tablet Certificate of Merit. Honorable Men- tion went to "Cryosurgical Neop- safer than aspirin lasia" (814) by William E. Crisp, MD, ~ of Maricopa County Hospital and the yet just as effective U. of Arizona, Phoenix, and Duane Townsend, MD, of Los Angeles County Hospital and the U. of South- ern California Medical Center. Ophthalmology: "Retinopathy in Experimental Diabetes" (1418) by Ronald L. Engerman, PhD, Matthew Me NE I L McNeil Laboratories, Inc., Fort Washington, Pa.19034 Approved For Release 1999/09/26 :CIA-RDP78-0?'913F~1~0~0'0~00'~~'~1=~ 21,19'2 ' 9 A . ~ an B . Blood- ~r ~ s esc~ ~ ~2~ert~~~' ~fY ~~1~ e lt. "Differences in the Ocular Patho- genicity of Type 1 and Type 2 Herpesvirus Hominis" (1421) won Honorable Mention for Jang O. Oh, MD, PhD, Nancy Schlenke, G. Rich- ard O'Connor, MD, and Thomas Stevens, MD, of the Francis I. Proc- tor Foundation, U, of California Medical Center, San Francisco. Orthopedic Surgery; Two Certifi- cates of Merit - to "Injuries of the Talus" (903) by Eugene T. O'Brien, MD, M, Joseph Sheppard, MD and a P~n six is A OM TGFFE WEU CALL IT SEXUALITY Naueyou heard about thenew 15?mg. Mellaril?? (thioridaiine) If not stopbyBooth 600. , ew or , received a Cer- Jack B. Howard, MD, of Wilford Hall tificate cif Merit for "Alcoholism, a USAF Medical Center, Lackland Air Practical: Synthesis for Physicians" Force Base, Tex., and "Total Hip (813). Reconstruction" (905) by Charles M. Evarts, MD, Kenneth E. DeHaven, MD, Alan H. Wilde, MD, Carl L. Nelson, MD, and H. Royer Collins, MD, of Cleveland Clinic Foundation. There were also two Honorable Men- tions - to "The Operative Treatment of Ankle Fractures" (911) by Gerald W. Cady, MD, and Alice M. Martin- son, MD, of the San Diego Naval Hospital and "Carpal Tunnel: A Di- agnostic Dilemma?" (912) by Robert E. Stack, MD, and James B. Mac- Lean, MD, of the Mason Clinic, Seattle. Oforhinolaryngology: The Hektoen Gold Medal went to this section, while "Mediastinoscopy" (1426) won a Certificate of Merit for J. A. Tllck- er, MD, of the Graduate Hospital of the U. of Pennsylvania, Robert Sha- piro, MD, of the U. of Pennsylvania, P. H. Ward, MD, of UCLA, P. Harris, MD, of Vanderbilt U., Nashville, A, J. Duvall, MD, and S. H. Koop, MD, of the U. of Minnesota. "Tomographic Histologic Correlation of the Tem- poral Bone" (1423) by Leon G. Kas- eff, MD, Peninsula Hospital and Medical Center, Burlingame, Calif., Eugene Myers, MD, Presbyterian U. of Pennsylvania Medical Center, and Sylvan Stool, MD, Childrens Hospi- tal of the U. of Pennsylvania, Phila- delphia. Pathology: Hugh A. McAllister, MD, and Norman M. Rich, MD, of the Armed Forces Institute of Path- ology and Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington, DC, received a Certificate of Merit for "The Enig- ma of the Popliteal Artery in Disease and Injury" (111$). Pediatrics: "Human Chromosome nalysis" (223) by Willard R. Cen- Psychiatry: William C. Dement, MD, PhD, and Vincent P. Zarcone, MD, of Stanford U. Medical Center, won a Certificate of Merit for "Nar- colepsy: A Disease of REM Sleep" (611). T~n~o Honorable Mentions - to "The Cooperative Apartment Pro- gram - An Alternative to Institu- tions fol? Mental Patients" (615) by Ching-Piao Chien, MD, of Boston State Hospital, and "Headache - A Symptom of Depression" (619) by Seymour Diamond, MD, and Bernard J. Baltes, MD, PhD, of Chicago Medi- cal School, the Samuel H. Flamm Foundation and St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Radiology: Two Certificates of Merit - tci "Suspected Acute Exten- sive Bowel: Ischemia -The Radiolo- gist's Role in Diagnosis and Therapy" (711) by Leter F. Williams Jr., MD, J. Wittenberg, MD, C. A. Athanasou- lis, MD, and J. H. Shapiro, MD, Bos- ton City Hospital and Boston U. Schooa of Medicine, and "Adrenal Angiography" (712) by James W. Lecky, MD; John P, Gartland, MD, and J. Duncan Craven, MD, of UCLA. ".X:eromammograph.y - A Diagnostic Review of 250 Biopsied Cases" (702) by John E. Martin, MD, of St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, re- ceived Honorable Mention, along with "Spontaneous Esophageal Per- foration: 1i Pathophysiologic Roent- genographic- Corre ation" (805) by Lee F. Rogers, M1), Winston Puig, MD, Byron Neal Dooley, MD, and Leo Cuello, MD, of the U, of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. Urology: This section had the Bill- ings Bronze :Medal winner. Michael M. Warren, MD, of the U. of Texas r erwall, MD, and J. Lamont Mur- B lVleritGorVeGold Leaf as arHemoe och, MD, of Loma Linda (Calif.) static Ageni; in Urologic Surgery" . Schools of Medicine and Health (406). "Coml7lications of Indwelling on a Certificate of Merit. "Radio- Urethal Catheters" (420) by Arthur uclide Angiography of Chest Masses T. Evans, 1VII), Edward J. Booth, MD, n Children" (216) by James J. Con- a?~ aim? r ~,,,.,.,...._ ,,,~,~, - ~ __ _ - -- ??????????^?~~~~~~+~~, cnai nHnuvtH, N.J. W936 "' -~""' ""`" ?"OOF'il v. anerman, Cincinnati Medical Center received T7- of f'h;lA,.,,_.~.. ?r- _- 10 AMA Daily i~~~r~~~dFgr eR2ele~ tal, Northwestern U. Chicago, receiv- _ - ~~~ Z'~'A'O.O1-8 Lion: "A. New Device for Partial Hand l~mputees" (1211) by Lawrence H. William, MD, Frances F. Dwor- ecka, MD, Josephine Cohen and Ju- dith Manis of Mt. Sinai M e d i c a l Center, New York, received a Cer- tificate of Merit. Preventive Medicine: The Billings Gold Medal went to this section. Ir- vin E. Hendryson, MD, Luther A. Cloud, MD, and Frank A. Seixas, MD, of the National Council on Al- coholism : N Y k an CPYRGHT into it~1~d ~P~IYR~ 1 Symposia are continuing its fourth day Wednesday with a variety of section meetings provid- ing the highlights of the day. Meet- ings are in the Civic Auditorium, Veteran's Memorial Auditorium, and several nearby hotels. The Scientific Program carries complete details of the meetings; selected highlights fol- low. The section on diseases of the chest has two sessions scheduled for Wednesday. In the morning, the sec- tion will join with the section on Clinical Pharmacology and Ther- apeutics in a "Symposium on Re- habilitation for Emphysema Pa- tients." In the afternoon, the section will discuss various ways of diag- nosing lung diseases in a symposium cosponsored with the sections on In- ternal Medicine and Pathology. Other morning programs include a "Symposium on Management of Neu- rological Emergencies," presented by the section on Neurology, and a dis- cussion of "Health Care Delivery Problems in Anesthesia," including several papers on members of the anesthesia team, their training, and their roles. Several papers on prescribing drugs for children will be presented in the morning in cooperation with the Section on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Urological Association gave its award to "Correction of Priapism by Cavernospongiosum Shunt" (410) by Edward C. Sather, MD, of the Phila- delphia Naval Hospital. Special Topics: The Hektoen Silver Medal winner came from this sec- tion. Honorable Mention went to "Tensiometric Studies in Wound Healing: The Role of the Bio-Medical Engineer" (1218) by William L. White, MD, T. G. Beckwith, Frances C. Jackson, MD, and James S. Must of the VA Hospital and the U. of Pittsburgh. "Trauma Activities of the Ameri- can College of Surgeons" (1501) by Oscar P. Hampton Jr., MD, and Curtis P. Artz, MD, of the American College of Surgeons, Chicago, re- ceived Honorable Mention in the Section of Organizational Exhibits. The exhibit on "Laparoscopy and Gynecology" (812) also received the special award of the American Col- f Obstetricians and Gynecolo- o l Mannikins contribute to realism of daily demonstrations Life-saving techniques shown Can you save a life you love? are Archer or on, - geles; James Burleson, MD, of U. lored , This question will be exp through lectures and team and in- of Texas Southwestern Medical dividual demonstrations, at one of School in Dallas, which is provid- the sessions at the American Med- ing the equipment; Arnold Sladen, ical Association's special exhibit MD, San Antonio, Tex.; and Ralph on resuscitation. The exhibit will Paul, MD, Lincoln, Neb. be presented in cooperation with A KEY FEATURE of the ex- the American Society of Anesthe- hibit is its utilization of adult and siologists. infant mannikins to clearly dem- cardiac arrest team h ow a "Trie objective of our exhibit is onstrate to provide physicians and their might function in a hospital. The automated mannikins show families with the opportunity to pressure and volume of breathing learn the latest techniques in car- diopulmonary resuscitation," said as well as blood pressure being Thomas K. Burnap, MD, a Boston generated. The mannikins are con- anesthesiologist who is chairman netted to a device that places of the AMA's Special Exhibit Physiological variables on a screen Committee on Resuscitation. so those visiting the exhibit can practice first-hand the various Dr. Burnap added that the ex- principles being discussed. hibit demonstrates how to treat a Equipment is operated by staff cardiac arrest and gives the prat- v,hile physicians and others prac- ticing physician an opportunity to tice techniques. The mannikins evaluate the work of others, are used to demonstrate simple Other members of the AMA's rescue work, definity therapy, the exhibit committee are Joyce John- drawing and administering of son, MD, Salt Lake City, Utah; drugs, treating the disturbances of and Stephen Carveth, MD, Lin- heart rhythm, and how the heart coln, Neb. responds to drug therapy. Drs. Burnap, Johnson, and Car- Question and answer sessions veth are among those lecturing are designed to motivate physi- and demonstrating on such sub- cians to become interested in this jects as "Emergency care and type of therapy and how to prop- definitive therapy in cardiac ar- erly relate to those providing care. rest," "Cardiac arrest -what "The exhibit provides a fully- would you do?" "Cardiac arrest rounded educational experience," in the heart patient," "Liability, said Dr. Burnap, chairman of the resuscitation and the operating American Heart Assn.'s Commit- room," "Resuscitation of the new- tee on Cardiopulmonary Resusci- born," "The arrest is over-what tation and Emergency Cardiac now?" and "Resuscitation in the Care. He added that at least one emergency room." special session each day will be Among those giving daily pre- especially designed for the phy- e e gpproved For Release 1 ~9 a s June z~.19~2 ? ~1 THE SQUIBB EXHIBIT at the American. 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