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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
n'U'II It/i Service -Since

1912

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Rapid Growth Keeps Pace
With Enrollment Increase

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Ability to do college work de-
pends in part on good health -
and the' health of University stu-
dents has been a main concern
of the Health Service since it was
set up in 1912 in a small residence
home located where the Burton
Memorial Tower now stands.
During its first year of organized
health service, the University
spent a modest $10,000 to handle,
the health problems of the 5500
students enrolled in 1912. Today,
its expanded facilities operates on
a $345,000 budget providing medi-
cal care during a year's period
for 26,000 students.
The reason for this expansion
is best illustrated by latest sta-
tistics showing that 85% of the
entire student body went to the
Health Service last year for a
total of approximately 154,000 vi-
sits.
THE HEALTH SERVICE has
three definite programs:
Complete medical care for all
students, taking care of sanita-
tion problems both on and off the

campus (such as the inspection of
dormitories, swimming pools, and
university dining halls), and pro-
viding health education to stu-
dents on both a compulsory and
voluntary program.
Reaching a student even be-
fore he enters Michigan by get-
ting a pre-entrance medical case
history, the Health Service since
1919 requires an entrance health
examination that today includes
a chest x-ray.
The program of health educa-
tion is accomplished by requiring
all freshmen to take six hours of
health lectures, and by offering
elective credit courses in commu-
nity and personal health given by
members of. the. School of Public
Health faculty service staff. About
500 persons take these courses
yearly.
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WHILE most students going to
the Service need only minor im-
mediate attention by one of seven
general physicians, specialized
services are available, including
the following:
Minor surgery (cases requir-
ing intensive surgery are re-
ferred to the University hospi-
tal).

FIRST STEP-Obtaining health records is the first step for
students wanting Health Service aid. Students then see one of
seven general physicians who give them immediate treatment, or
refer them to specialists if necessary. In the background can be
seen part of the active medical file kept of all students on campus.
Should any student have a need after graduation to check his
college health record, a record file first begun in 1913 has health
histories and diagnoses of every person attending the University
since 1918. X-ray records are kept on films for a period of 14 years.

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Special 2- umay Selling
FRIDAY & SATURDAY Only
Of Our Entire Stock of
First Quality Pants -

2000 Pairs - Values to
A PAIR OF
DRES
PANTS
FOR ONLY
Wool, Gabardine - All Ye

16.95

A
Daily
Photo
Feature
Story by
Bob Solt
Pictures by
Burt Sapowitch

A physiotherapy clinic for
ultra-violet light treatments,
and with whirlpool baths t¢ ad
students to regain the use ;6of
limbs kept in casts or stiff for
other reasons.
A mental hygiene department
with a full time psychiatrist tak-
ing care of situations ranging
from questions of general person-
ality adjustment to psychological
and emotional problems of a more
complicated nature (at present,
about 8% request such aid).
* * *
AN EYE. CLINIC that offers
complete refractions and then en-
ables students to buy glasses md
by private companies at signifi-
cant savings.
A dental clinic for examni'-
tion and treatments (most den-
tal repair work is referred to
the Dental School or private
dentists).
A clinic nurses station for dress-
ings, general treatments, and
emergencies that also handles
vaccinations and injections.
Should a student be involved In
a local accident and taken by
friends or police to an Ann Ar-
bor hospital, the Health Service
will in certain cases carry the bill.
Clinics of dermatology, diet
therapy, and ear, nose, and throat.
* * *
LOCATED ON the third floor
of the modern $500,000 four-story
Health Service building first
opened in 1940 is an infirmary
with 20 full or part time nurses,
where students requiring bed care
are hospitalized.
Averaging 30 to 40 patients at
a time, the infirmary has 33
rooms with 60 beds that have
been filled to exact caacity
only on a few occasions of ep-
demics. Each. room has; a cost
to which the students keep thie
key.
In the event of a contagious dl-
sease case, one section of tlie ii-
firmary can be set off as a con-
tagious ward when there areno
outside facilities.
STUDENT ELIGIBILITY for
Health Service facilities is a o-
matic with the taking of fdIQ r
hours or more of credit hours=4i-
eluding fellowship teachers), whtp
those with less than four hours
can obtain privileges by paying a
$10 fee at the beginning of a se-
mester.
Though faculty and student's
wives are not included in this
eligibility list, they may be given
certain injections at the Health
Service.
Services offered to studlents
without charge include 15 days of
general hospitalization during
each semester at a daily expense
allowance of $9.75, surgeon fees
and operating expenses for. acfute
surgical conditions, simple drugs
and dressings, and medical ,t-
tention at the various university
summer camps.
* * *
CHARGES (in most cases at re-
duced rates) are made for special
nursing, some hospital servie,
tests for refraction, some drugs,
physician room calls, x-rays, den-
tal fillings, most dermatology and
allergy treatments, and certain
uses of physitherapy.
That the Health Service ranks
high among health programs of
its type set up by univerities to
provide medical care for sltdents
is shown by a look at its guest
book.
Not only does it include the
names ofnpeople from all over the
United States, but doctors and ed-
ucators who come from Brazil,
India, Finland, New Zealand, and
other parts of the world to study
the Health Service setup, and
then return to their country to or-
ganize similar health programs.

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SHOTS-Flu shots, vaccinations, or other injections are a daily occurrence at the Health Service,
including those for students planning to travel. Ad ministering an allergy shot to Alicia Cizas, '51,
while Dr. B. Jimenez, director of the clinic, supervises. The allergy clinic is one of the busiest in
the Health Service, and has 160 different allergy tests. About 125 to 150 students visit the clinic daily
for over 30,000 visits yearly. Its busiest season be gins now with hay fever the main seasonal problem.

Wear in Solids, Checks, and Plaids

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For practically the price of one
Buy One Pair for As Low As
$ 95
For Just $2 More - Only $2
You Get Another Pair of Pants
OF EQUAL VALUE

X-RAY-Two x-ray rooms with about $25,000sworth of equipment
allow students to get x-rays for fractures and tuberculosis.
PHARMACY-Thomas Messinger, '50, hands a prescription to When the x-ray technician takes the x-ray, she will stand behind
Chief Pharmacist Arthur Gibson for one of the 600 drugs kept leaded equipment which prevents x-rays from harming either
in the Pharmacy. About 17,000 prescriptions are filled each year, equipment or the nurse. Opposite the x-ray room is a dark room
while minor drugs not requiring a prescription are dispensed by protected with 1/16 inch leaded walls that keeps film from being
general physicians. Various drugs, ointments, and cough syrups affected by the x-ray. Readings of x-rays are made each afternoon
are manufactured in the basement of the Health Service. by a radiologist from the University hospital.

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PAIRS OF
TROUSERS
For Only

$8 95

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Or Buy a $16.95 Pair of Pants-For
Only $2 More You Get Another
Pair of $16.95 Trousers
Included In This 2-Day Selling

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$17.95
AND
$14.95

$9 90

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