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December 27, 1985 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1985-12-27

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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& GIFT
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Delivery

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co-chairman of IPPNW and a dis-
tinguished cardiologist, would
certainly think twice before al-
lowing his aortic valve to be re-
placed by the Chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff. What grand-
iose delusion leads him to believe
he can teach the military a thing
or two about delivery systems and
a strategic defense?
Only a Communist fellow
traveller or a fatuous boob could
believe that Dr. Chazov, personal
physicial to the Nomenklatura
elite and member in good stand-
ing of the Central Committee of
the Soviet Communist Party, acts
independently, without the bles-
sing — if not express order — of
the highest Soviet authorities. Is
it then surprising that no criti-
cism of Soviet arms policies has
ever been forthcoming from the
IPPNW? It is an organization
aptly described by Rael Jean and
Erich Isaac as one in which
American doctors join Soviet doc-
tors in trying to get the United
States to disarm.
Sensible people are wary of
anyone offering simple solutions
to complicated problems. Nuclear
weapons are dangerous only when

the governments threatening to
use them are dangerous. It is the
Soviet Union and its
expansionist-imperialist ideol-
ogy, unwavering in purpose for 70
years, that truly threatens world
peace.
The solution does not lie in the
abolition of nuclear weapons (not
even the most ardent peacenik be-
lieves the Russians would agree to
that) or in a nuclear freeze, which
would leave us justwhere we are.
Rather, common sense dictates
the moral imperative of our na-
tion's quest for an effective
strategic defense. History, an
often-ignored guide, has taught
us that the Soviet Union will
negotiate honestly only when con-
fronted by an American policy of
tough resolve, when it is clear
that nothing will be given away
without meaningful concessions
in return.

Before a physician dispenses

medication, he had better under-
stand all its potential hazards.
When this standard is applied to
the prescription offered by the

IPPNW, the conclusion is ines-
capable: it's just bad medicine.

Gaucher's Disease
Statistics Released

Washington — The National
Gaucher Foundation has released
some statistics about one of the
most common, but least known of
the seven "Jewish" genetic dis-
eases.
Gaucher's Disease (pronounced
"go-shay") is approximately twice
as common among Ashkenazi
Jews as the better-known Tay-
Sachs Disease. One in 12
Ashkenazi Jews is a potential car-
rier of Gaucher's Disease.
Estimates show that one in
every 600 Jewish babies could be
affected, as opposed to one in
every 40,000 of the general popu-
lation. Some 20,000 cases have
– been diagnosed in the United
States alone.
Gaucher's Disease may be
diagnosed at any age. Not a fatal
disease, its symptoms are,
nonetheless, significant. Those
most commonly seen are: An en-
larged spleen and/or liver; un-
usual bleeding and/or bruising;
and bone and joint pain.
The youngster who suffers from
an enlarged spleen may develop
an abnormally distended abdo-
men, or "pregnant" appearance.
This characteristic may persist
into adulthood. A spleenectomy is
often necessary, resulting in a de-
creased immune system.
Afflicted individuals may ex-
perience chronic anemia; periodic
severe bleeding episodes; and
painful bone inflammation, infec-
tion and fractures. As a result,
some victims need hip or other
bone replacements.
Since this is a genetic disease,
both parents must carry the defec-
tive gene to produce offspring af-

fected with Gaucher's Disease. In
this case, there is a 25 percent
chance that the child will inherit
it, ultimately to pass it on again.
A blood test can determine if one
has Gaucher's Disease or is a car-
rier of the gene.
Scientists have determined
that this metabolic disorder is
caused by the absence of an en-
zyme called glucocerebrosidase.
This deficiency causes the body to
store abnormal quantities of fatty
materials (lipids) in the liver, sp-
leen, and bone marrow.
Although no known cure or
treatment exists, scientific re-
search is yielding promising re-
sults. The gene which manufac-
tures the enzyme lacking in
Gaucher's Disease, has recently
been identified and cloned. The
enzyme has been successfully ex-
tracted from human placenta, and
is being administered to a group of
patients on an experimental
basis. Breakthroughs such as
these provide great promise of a
cure not only for Gaucher's Dis-
ease, but for as many as 300 re-
lated disorders as well.

HUC Bequest

New York (JTA) — The Hebrew
Union College-Jewish Institute of
Religion (HUC-JIR), the Reform
institution, has received about $5
million, the largest bequest in its
more than 100-year history, ac-
cording to Dr. Alfred Gottschalk,
HUC-JIR president.

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