Wednesday, October L, 1191,4
THE MIGHIUAN DAILY
Wednesday, Uctober 4 I V I HE MIU-il(~AN DAiLY Pc*ge Three
.Boy wants out
of sealed bubble
HOUSTON W - The boy in the bubble is beginning to want
out and doctors now wonder "show long can you keep someone
;;",;:::,. ':,:<::._,. in a goldfish bowl?"
D<tavd, w lhos ast name is a hospitalnsecret, turned three
<:. ..>,>";: Sept. 21. He was born without natural body defenses against
diseaseand has spent his entire life protected from disease by a
germ-free plastic bubble filled with filtered air.
His only physical contact with other humans is through
the big black gloves which extend into his chamber. His food
and toys are sterilized He sees his parents through a plastic
UNTIL RECENTLY, the boy has been content in his trans-
parent cocoon, a plastic-walled playroom about nine feet long
and almost seven feet wide. There is a tunnel-shaped annex at
one end where he sleeps and watches television.
Now, say his doctors, he's beginning to ask questions about
the outside world, although his doctors say to leave his bubble
would mean he would sooner or later develop a fatal infection.
People Monday night to celebrate "It's only in the last month or six weeks that he's begun to
think about getting out," Dr. David Freedman, a professor of
psychiatry at the Baylor College of Medicine, "I think that the
next step is his trying to remove himself from that room."
Dr. John Montgomery, co-leader of David's medical team,
says the boy might live for weeks outside the- bubble. "But
j eventually," Montgomery says, "he would run into some organ-
ve rsuajrism germ for which there is no treatment."
Montgomery says the germ might be one with little effect
world. on most people. But with no immune mechanism, David's de-
fenses are minimal.
two OBSERVERS NOTED t h a t DESPITE HIS bizarre environment, the doctors say David
ore this sober assessment of China's is well developed physically, mentally and emotionally. He runs
the potential progress contrasted around inside his bubble, playing with a ball and several plastic
um- strikingly with the impression toys.
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Wednesday, October 2
WUOM: Panel discussion, "What-
ever Happened to ,the American
Dream?" with A. Schlesinger Jr.,
author & historian, Wm. Ruckel-
haus, former U. S. Deputy Attor-
ney General, & host, Harrison Salis-
bury, former N. Y. Times colum-
nist, 9:45 am.
Natural Resources: A. Cowan,
"How Arteriosclerosis of Forest
Management Policies. Raises the,
Blood Pressure of Wildlife Mana-
gers", 1040 Dana, 1 pm.
Indochina Peace Campaign: Don,
Rucknagel, P. Magnus, "Health and
the War: Indochina", 3000 SPH I, 4
1042 E. Eng., 4-6 pm.
Engineering, Computing Otr.:
Brice Carnahan, "The FORTRAN IV
Programming Language-lII", Nat.
Sci. Aud., Kraus Bldg., 7:30-9:30 pm.
Museum of Art: Walter M. Spink,
"Far Eastern Aesthetics", Aud. A,
Angell, 7:30 pm.
Music School: University Philhar-
monia, UriMayer, conductor, Hill
Aud., 8 pm.
Att. Students: Oct. 18, 1074,-3 pm.
is the last date for the Fall Term
when the Registrar's Office will &l-
low refund for a S0 per cent With-
THIS IS A GENERAL view of the reception for 4,500 people at Peking's Great Hall of the
the 25th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.
pm. Employment Workshops for Pro-
Appi. Mech., Eng. Sci: C. H. Mor- fessionais in Tech. Fields will be
timer, dir., Ctr. Great Lakes Re- offered Oct. 15, 22, 24 by Engineer-
search, U. of Wisconsin, "Oscilla- ing Society of Detroit; Registration,
tory Response of Large Lakes to forms available at CP&P, 3200 SAB.
Wind", 325 W. Eng., 4 pm. -
Zoology: Moise H. Goldstein, Jr.,
Johns Hopkins U., "Studies of the.
Mammalian Auditory Cortex", Lee.
Rmn. 2, MLB, 4 pm.
Statistics Seminar: Prof. Jaya-
ram Sethuraman, Fla. State U., "On
the Uniqueness of Large Deviation
Indices of the Mena", 3227 Angell, 4W
pm.; coffee hour precedes, 1447 Ma-
son, 3:30 pm.
Physics General Colloquium: T.
W. Hansch, Stanford U., "High# M
Resolution Atomic Spectroscopy
with Dye Lasers"; P&A Colloq.Rm.
4 pm. our
Botany Seminar: Profs., Wilbur
C. Bigelow of Materials & Metal-
lurgical Eng. & Peter B. Kaufman
of Botany, "Scanning Electron
Microscopy in Biological Studies", f
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
PROFESSIONAL THEATRE PROGRAM
City (enter Acting Company Series
25 YEARS OF COMMUNISM:
PEKING (Reuter) - Chair- appearing at virtually all ma-day's festivities.
man Mao Tse-Tung and Pre- jor public functions until he was
mier Chou En-Lai failed to forced to curtail his activities ALTHOUGH THE big1
make public appearances in Pe- in early May because of ill were absent yesterday, m
king yesterday as China cele- health. than a dozen members of
brated 25 years of communist The Premier left the hospital ruling politburo, including ni
rule. briefly last night to attend a ber three man Wang Hung-X
The absence of the 80-year- glittering national day recep- and Mao's wife Chiang Ch
old Mao and his ailing premier, tion at the Great Hall of the joined crowds watching so
76, served as a reminder that people and was given a stand- and-dance acts in the color
the reins of power in China ing ovation by the 4,500 guests. ly decorated parks aroung.
must before long pass to young- king.
m hads. r g s y g But he returned to the hos-(
er hands. pital immediately after the re- Flags, large paper lante
ception and was evidently not and long streamers hung fr
CHOU, WHO HAS been pre- well enough to attend yester- trees and ancient buildings
mier for the past quarter cen- people watched cultural sho
tury, had made a practice of bought ice cream and tried tf
luck at the rows of fairgro
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