f Friday, November 13, 1970
rHE MICHIGAN DAILY
Friday, November 13, 1970 THE MiCHIGAN DAILY
There is an ongoing dispute
between heroin users and doc-
tors about the dangers connect-
ed with heroin use. Doctors will
acknowledge that, theoretically,
large amounts of heroin can be
used for long periods of time
without as much structural
damage to the body as alcohol
Doctors point out, however,
that heroin is often not taken
with sterile equipment and that
users are never sure of what
they are taking.,
Heroin users counter these ar -
guments by asserting that "if
you keep your points (needles)
clean and your shit together,
life or death?
you can do it till you're 75."
And one user adds that "you
just have to get your stuff from
people you can trust."
Even trusted pushers can slip
up, however. The heroin they
distribute, usually sold in phar-
maceutical capsules or in small
wax paper bags, contains only
about one to three per cent pure
heroin. This small amount is
"cut" or diluted with a powder
such as flour, talc, sugar, or as-
pirin to which small amounts of
strychnine, a poisonous chemi-
cal, is sometimes added for a
Most medical difficulties arise
from improper cutting and un-
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Postgraduate Medicine: International
Symposium on Drug Abuse. Rackham.
Astronomy Colloquium: D. J. Mac-
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High Velocity Stars," P&A Colloq. Rm.,
Geography Seminar: B. Weisner,
Clark U., "Radical Geography," 4050
LSA, 4:15 p.m.
International Folk "Dance: Barbour
Gym, 7:30 p.m.
GDuo Costero-Beltran: School of Music
Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
International Coffee House, R i v e
Gauche:, Chinese Night, 1024 Hill St.,
Univ.. Players and English Dept.:
"Mankynde," (Morality play) players
fromi U. of Toronto, Trueblood Thea-
tre, 8 p.m.
Chamber Arts Series: Moscow Trio,
SRackham Lecture Hall, 8:30 p m.
Representatives from two specialized
sterile techniques used in shoot-
ing heroin into a vein with hy-
A user can only tolerate small
amounts of pure heroin and can
easily die of an overdose. Too
much heroin depresses the res-
piratory system and also leads
to cardiac arrest. A user can al-
so die of an overdose of strych-
ine or from an allergy reaction
to the substances with which
the heroin is cut.
In addition, chemical irri-
tants in the cutting powder can
sometimes cause a user's veins
to collapse, forcing the blood to
flow less efficiently through
smaller, alternative veins.
The use of unsterilized need-
les can lead to serum hepititus
- a highly contagious v i r u s
which can do severe damage to
the liver - and can lead to ab-
scesses in the skin, muscle tis-
isue and lungs.
One doctor at university
hospital has reported a 700 per
cent increase'in the occurrence
of hepititis during the past year.
Though exact figures are not
available, the increase in serum
hepititis points toward the in-
crease in heroin use.
Most heroin users seem un-,
concerned about these dangers.
One dismisses the problem quite
simply - "All the crap you read
about in the papers about junk
being the end of the road and
a certain killer is all lies."
"Collapsing veins a n d OD's
(overdoses) come only from bad
stuff," says another. This is no
g r e a t concern to junkies, he
says, because "everybody knows
someone who's OD'd or had a
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"Besides," he adds, "you can
save your veins by snorting it or
eating it," although this is less
efficient and m o r e expensive
because more is needed to pro-
duce the same effect.
"Snorting" is taking heroin
by sniffing the powder through
a narrow straw.
Whether shooting or snorting,
however, users never know what
risks they face when they take
the drug. And incidents such as
the September d e a t h of 20-
year-old Ann Arbor resident Er-
ic Rendel, only serve to strength-
en the views of t h e medical
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of the people who serve and are served by a government-sup-
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to a young art student poisoned by a bad mescaline pill, they can
stand sympathetically by as he retches the poison out of his sys-
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the film.eThe people of HOSPITAL are in no position to practice
preventive medicine on an entire society."
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Chinese Students Assoc. sponsoringI
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What should I serve when the boys drop over?
The perfect beverage for moments of celebration
and good fellowship like this is Pabst Blue Ribbon
beer. Its good old-time flavor helps break the ice
and get the party rolling.
THE OFFICE OF STUDENT SERVICES
is how forming Policy Unit Committees in
Housing, Health Service, Placement, International
Center, Counseling, Student organizations, and Stu-
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Students and faculty interested in serving on these commit-
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0. What's the oldest
brewery in Milwaukee?
A. Last year Pabst Brewing Com-
fy, the oldest in Milwaukee, cele-
brated 126 years of brewing great beer. And that's older
than your father's, father's, father's, father's moustache. Which
brings us to our point: if you believe that practice makes per-
fect, then you can't find a more perfect beer than a Pabst.
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er ...Dut Were Afraid to Ask
Who are these guys?
This is a group photo
of our bowli
team. It was taken in 1893, the y
Pabst won the Blue Ribbon as AmE
ca's best beer. We still brew our b4
the old-time premium way.Our bowl
team hasn't changed much either.
a miniature world of modern design for the dorm desk
appeals to everyone in touch with today and
tomorrow. ..each de sig n pleasing to the eye and
touch in moulded clear and matte-finish plastics.
A. Cylndrix see-thru jars with white or orange
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and little things $6. 102" high for pencils, $9,
B. Desk set of paperweight bank and pencil
What'll you have?
Pabst Blue Ribbon, because
it has something no other
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flavor. And if perchance we
have not covered every-
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to know about beer but
were afraid to ask ... quell
those fears. You'll find the
answers to all your ques-
4. What are these horses trying to pull?
A. They're pulling one day's production of Pabst beer. This often caused
traffic jams outside the brewery. These tieups were the results of efforts
to supply the increasing demand for Pabst. A demand that has remained
unquenched to the present day.
0. How is Pabst