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JNDAY, MAY 13, 1962

Measure Human Endurance

A study to determine the tol-
erance of the human body to dif-
ferent types of forces in auto-
mobile. accidents is now being con-
ducted by a University doctor and
three associates from Wayne State
Working with the Ford Motor
Company, Prof. F. Gaynor Evans
of the department of anatomy,
Dr. E. S. Gurdjian of Wayne
State's neurology department,
Prof. Gerbert A. Lissner and Prof.
Lawrence Patrick, chairman and
member respectively of Wayne
State's engineering mechanics de-
partment are gathering data on
how much force the human body
can stand.
"All physical injuries result from
absorption of energy," Evans says.
"The magnitude of the energy and
the time in which it is- absorbed
are equally important.
Foam Rubber Not Good
He notes that the longer the'
period of energy absorption, the
more energy that can be toleratedr
without injury. Also, what the body
hits is important. '
The material the object is made
of and its shape determine the in-1
jury the individual will receive,
Evans says. "Contrary to popularl
belief, foam rubber is not a good1
material to hit because you re-7
bound from it too easily and not
enough energy is absorbed." 1
"The human scalp, because of
its hair and soft tissue, is a veryF
good energy absorber," He points
Evans strongly favors the use
of seat belts. He gave one vivid
example of an automobile pas-
senger who died when ejected froml
a slow moving car that had skid-
ded onto the road's shoulder.
"If that person had worn a seat-t
belt, he probably wouldn't have#
been killed," he declares.
Evans says that the best typeE
of seat belt is one that is rapped
around the waist with an ad-z
ditional one across the chest.
Need Public Education
He felt that it is "a matter oft
public education" to get people to
use seat belts. Since most acci-
dents happen at a speed less thant
45 miles-per-hour, seat belts can
do much in preventing injury, he
"They are used most often, by1
people that own them, on long

Cite Quality
Of Medicine
In England
"The quality and adequacy of
medical care have improved un-
der the British Health Program,"
Prof. Almont Lindsey of the Uni-
versity of Virginia said Friday at
a conference on the Economics of
Health Care.
"The physician in Britain is far
more effective clinically because
he can minister to all patients,
irrespective of their economic stat-
us, and he can give them whatever
treatment is required," Lindsey
Pointing to the high salaries
presently earned by medical doc-
tors, Prof. W. Lee Hansen of the
University of Chicago economics
department called federal aid to
medical students unnecessary.
"The levels of income received
by physicians more than compen-
sate" for the rising costs of medi-
cal and pre-medical training, Prof.
Hansen said.
"Federal subsidies to medical
students will only make medicine
an even more profitable career
than it already is," he added.

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View of Campus

CRASH - Automobile accidents place great strains on the human
body. Scientists can determine the limits of body tolerance.

trips, but many accidents happen
on the way to the corner drug
store, for example," he notes.
Most people hurt in automobile
accidents are those next to the
driver. "Apparently, the driver has
something to grab onto, and the
steering wheel cages him in to
some effect. But his companion
doesn't have anythnig to grab
onto," Evans says.
Mandatory Seat Belts
Automobile companies have im-
proved their cars with better
brakes, lights and locks, he notes.
But he would like to see some-
thing don'e about making seat
belts mandatory on all cars. Wis-
consin is the only state with such
a law.
Two other faculty members are
also working in the same basic
area. Prof. Donald F. Huelke of the
anatomy department and Dr.- Paul
W. Gikas of the pathology de-
partment are seeking detailed in-
formation on the causes of death
in automobile accidents and por-
tions of the vehicles which deliver-
ed the fatal impacts.
Working in cooperation with law
enforcement agencies they will be
on call day and night to make im-
medicate examination of any auto
accident involving an on-the-
scene fatality in Washtenaw
County highways.
Studies Misleading
During the past eight months,
the researchers have studied some.
20 fatal accidents.
"We have found that some junk-
yard studies have proved mis-
leading," Prof. Huelke says.
"Often the car has had addi-

tional damage during transport
away from the accident scene.
This has given us a number of
false clues and has sometimes con-
cealed the true death-dealing in-
struments," he continues.
The investigators believe first-
hand observations and judgments,
made before the victim and his
vehicle are moved, will yield more
accurate data on the causes of

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in jobs in 78 countries. Prof. Coleman
will answer questions concerning cur-
riculum, admission requirements, fees,
Commission on Professional & Hospi-
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Crown Zellerbach Corp., Western,
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dustrial Engnr. for recent or June
grad. Also continuing need for profes-
sional people partic. engnrs., and other
college trained people. Co. is national
paper mfg. concern. Located on out-
skirts of St. Louis.
Miles Laboratories, Inc., Elkhart, Ind.
-Openings for Lab. Technicians with

possibly 1 or 2 yrs. of college. Prefer
people who have been majoring in the
sciences. Require some bkgd. in Chem.
Scott, Foresman & Co., Chicago, III.-
Need 2 copywriters in high sch. section
of advertising dept. (1) in areas of jr.-
sr. high sch. social studies & science.
BA with bkgd. in social sci. & general
sci. (2) area of high sch. Latin. BA:
bkgd. in the classics. Both require 2 or
3 yrs. in teaching, writing for educ.
publ., journalism, or adv. Age 25-35.
Vernitron Corp., Torrance, Calif. -
Electrical Engnrs. in June '62 or Jan.
'63 graduating class. For design & de-
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components for both commercial & mil-
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Cong. Disc. E & R Stud. Guild, Dis-
cussion: "Art & Responsibility of the
Artist-Literature," May 13, 7:30 p.m., 802
Gamma Delta, Lutheran Stud. Club,
Dinner, 1 p.m., Parents' Day Program,
Vespers, 2:15 p.m., May 13, 1511 Washte-
* * *
Lutheran Stud. Assoc., Supper honor-
ing the seniors, May 13, 5 p.m., Hill &
* * *
U. of M. Folk Dancers, Meeting, In-
struction, Dancing, May 15, 7:30 p.m.,
1429 Hill.
* * *
Wesley Fellowship, Meet to attend
"Question Seven," May 13, 6:45 p.m.,
Wesley Lounge.

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