THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Friday, September 5, 1975
EXPERIMENTAL MACHINE SAVES LIVES:
Kidney patient plugs in
CHICAGO (UPI) - The 8- off the family kitchen where McCEE'S p h y s i c i a n, Dr. McCee celebrated a year on'
inch silicone tube buried in everything is set up. Peter Ivanovich, said most high peritoneal dialysis by taking an
Paul MeCee's abdomen these That way his days are free to risk patients like McCee -- 8-day tour of Mexico City with
past 18 months has been giving splay with his grandchildren, severe diabetics with vascular his wife and a group of friends.
him life. visit with his wife, Lucille, 50, and circulatory problems in "It was a delightful trip,"
McCee, 50, rarely thinks go shopping or do hatever addition to kidney disease - McCee said, smiling at his wife
about the inconvenience of it else he feels like. die within a year. as he recalled the agony in
all. Ten hours a day, three to w: deciding it was possible to go.
four days a week, he is hooked
up to a device the size of a
washing machine, the "artifi-
cial kidney" used in automated
HE IS among 64 high risk
kidney patients in the nation
experimenting with the abdomi-
nal method that differs from
the blood dialysis technique
now used by 13,000 kidney pa-
Talking to McCee, he seems
animated, vital. It is difficult to
believe that without the treat-
ments he would be dead.
McCee said he cannot even
feel his internal tube, which
extends from a small round
opening to the left of his navel
into his peritoneal cavity.
NOR CAN he feel the ma-
chine while it dialyzes-sending
a solution through his abdomen,
draining body wastes and re-
placing them with a clear solu-
Ordinarily, he said, he hooks
himself up to the machine at
night and lets it work while he
sleeps in the converted pantry
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McCee agreed to peritoneal
dialysis largely because the
moreycommon home and hospi-
tal dialysis method-hemodialy-
sis-was not an option for him. I
flemodialysis uses the ciraa-
tory system and McCee's sys-
tem could not support the
THOUGH IT is early for con-
clusions, Ivanovich, associate
professor and chief of the per-
toneal dialysis program at
Northwestern University Hos-
pital, thinks peritoneal dialysis'
may some day be preferred toI
A hemodialysis patient con-
nects his artificial kidney ma-
chine to a passage created by
joining a vein and artery, ts-
ually in the arm.
The machine removes pois-
onous substances from the blood
and then returns it to the cir-
culatory system. Peritoneal di-'
alysis bypasses the circulatory:
Ivonvich envisions a day;
when the peritoneal r dialyzer l
could be compact enough to
carry on vacations or to work'
so that h kidney patient's re-
lationship to the machine would
not have to be the central,
focus of his life.E
HEMODIALYSIS requires an,
assistant but peritonal dialysis
can be handled by the patient.
"When children are concern-
ed, it is by far a better method.
On hemodialysis,-they stop
growing," he said. "But with
this method they continue to
The Veteran's Administrdtion
pays for McCee's treatment -
about $3,000 annually. Home
BUFFALO, N.Y. (UPI) - Astrology is just a lot of
Taurus - or bull - according to a group of 186 prominent
The scientists, including several astronomers, have signed
a statement condemning astrologers as charlatans and say-
ing there is no scientific foundation for the claims of as-
THE STATEMENT was printed in the September-
October issue of Humanist Magazine, published in Buffalo
six times a year by the American Humanist Association.
Paul Kurtz, editor of the magazine, said the statement was
published because of growing concern by scientists of "the
continued uncritical dissemination of astrological charts,
forecasts and horoscopes by the media and by otherwise
reputable newspapers, magazines and book publishers."
Such dissemination, the statement says, "can only con-
tribute to the growth of irrationalism and obscurantism.
The time has come to challenge directly, and forcefully, the
pretentious claims of astrological charlatans."
THE STATEMENT says "there is no strong scientific
foundation for its tenants . . . and indeed, there is strong
evidence to the contrary.
Kurtz said the statement was drafted because scien-
tists "have become concerned about the increased depend-
ence on astrology in many parts of the world."
In the statement, they said that distances between the
planets and the stars and earth can be accurately measured
and "it is simply a mistake to imagine that the forces ex-
erted by stars and planets at the moment of birth can
shape our future."
THEY ALSO condemned the increase in the spread of
astrology, including the offering of some college courses on
The signers of the statement include Dr. Bart Bok,
former president of the American Astronomical Society and
the original drafter; Fred Hoyle, astronomer, Cambridge,
England; Philip Handler, president of the National Academy
of Sciences; B. F. Skinner, professor of psychology, Har-
vard University; Linus C. Pauling, professor of chemistry,
Stanford University; Willem J. Luyten, professor of astron-
omy, University of Minnesota; and Glen T. Seaborg, of the
University of California at Berkeley.
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hemodialysis costs he user The Waltons or The Mary Tyler
about $5,500 a year. Moore Show leaves television
"I would recommend -t to viewers feeling affectionate
anyone,", Ms. McCee sa:d. "It kindly, warm-hearted and for-
means I still have my hus- giving, according to a social re-
But Hawaii Five-0 and Cannon
"It means life, that's what it makes people aggressive, he
means," McCee said. said.
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THE RESEARCHER, Dr. Da-
r vid Loye, a social psychologist
at the University of California
medical school at Los Angeles,
presented his findings at the an-
:nal meeting of the American
Psvrhological Association this
Love and his colleagues set
nt to determine, through tests,
the effects of television on the
nsvcholoeical and social func-
tinning of adults.
They selected 260 married
co'unles in the Los Angeles area
to watch several categories of
nroornms for a week. Some saw
nroarams deemed helpful and
others watched p ro g r a m s
deemed h'irtful or violent.
FPTROWFS of The Walters,
The Mary Tyler Moore Show,
Friends and Lovers and M-A-S-H
nroduced the most positive ef-
fprts Loye said. During the
**k of viewing; those who
watched these programs also
renorted a decline in aggressive
On the other hand, those who
watched programs with high
"iolence and conflict - such as
Hawaii Five-O, Cannon and
Mannix - maintained an ag-
arassive mood throughout the
week, he said.
A great many claims have
been made about the effects of
television, but little "hard-
nosed research" has been done
to support these claims, said
Love. fnrmerly a television
writer, filmp roducer, newsman
and TV Guide editor.
HIS STUDY "seems to refute
the notion, both comforting to
the industry and supported by
previous research, that tele-
vision entertainment has no ap-
preciable effects on adults ex-
cept to amuse and divert," Loye
said. "In mass entertainment,
we have on hand what appears
to be a powerful tool for driv-
ing us one way or the other."
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