THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1949
11D TO BETTER LIVING:
Later Years Course Aids Older People
Adults who wish to learn how to
live their older years in a satisfy.
ing, useful and healthful manner
may take an extension course, Liv-
ing in Later Years.
It is a course designed for oldel
people, and points the way to a
later life that is a gratifying ex-
perience instead of a barren pe-
riod of inactivity and uselessness.
* * *
IT HELPS prevent the malad-
justments of later years by pre-
paring for a more constructive
and a happier life.
Extension Service presents
the course in cooperation with
the Institute of Human Adjust-
ment. The series of lectures and
discussions is divided into two
eight-week sections which to-
gether form a complete unit.
Similar courses are being given
in Bay City, Jackson, Grand Rap-
ids and Detroit.
In a discussion of the psycho-
logical aspects of the aging proc-
ess, Dr. Wilma Donahue, coordi-
nator of the series, said, "The
mental organs of an individual are
the longest living organisms of the
human body. It is up to the in-
dividual to keep mentally active,
and thus to feel alive and be use-
DR. DONAHUE made it clear
that many personality changes
take place because of physical
changes in the individual, such as
loss of hearing or sight.
Contrary to many opinions,]
older people are not necessarily]
more forgetful or harder to get
along with than those of the
other age groups. "Memory of;
older people should be just as
keen as that of younger people
if there are no physiologicala
reasons for this decrease in
memory," Dr. Donahue declared.
"Many older persons neglect to
stimulate the brain and therefore
seem to be becoming less intelli-
gent and less efficient in mental
fields. However, continued use of
COORDINATES OLDER PEOPLE'S COURSES - Dr. Wilma
Donahue, left, coordinates courses given in several cities on living
in later years by the University Extension Service and the Institute
of Human Adjustment. Here she talks with a pupil in one of the
* * * * '
the brain keeps it at its peak of
efficiency," she added.
*. * *
YOUNGER PERSONS often be-
lieve that they should help older
persons in every way possible. One
of the worst things that can hap-
pen to an older person is to have
someone do all the work. "Not
having to do any work often makes
an older person settle back into a
useless, and therefore unhappy,
world," Dr. Donahue said.
"Losses in efficiency usually
occur only in the physical realm;
mental activities should make
up for the loss of physical ac-
tivities," according to Dr. Dona-
ACADEMIC RAT RACE:
Prof. Shepard Claims Rats
Learn Just as Fast as People
Future lectures in the series will
consider Mental Hygiene of Old
Age, Living and Housing Prob-
lems of Older People, En'iployment
and Social Security and Religion
and Religious Observances.
* * *
SPEAKERS included in the se-
ries are such experts as Dr. Dona-
hue, who is a research psychologist
at the Institute for Human Ad-
justment and a lecturer in psy-
chology at the University; Dr.
Moses M. Frohlich, professor of
psychiatry in charge of Veteran's
Readjustment Center; and Prof.
Ralph Fletcher, of the Institute of
Social Work at the University.
Research is aiding in the loca-
tion of certain kinds of brain de-
struction that cause abnormal eye
movements, according to Dr. Eliza-
beth C. Crosby.
Dr. Crosby, professor of anat-
omy, gave the first annual Max
M. Peet lecture at University Hos-
pital yesterday. Dr. Peet was head
of the neurosurgery department
before his death in March.
* * *
IN A PAPER entitled "The Ap-
plication of Neuroanatomical Data
to the Diagnosis of Selected Neur-
ological and Neurosurgical Cases,"
Dr. Crosby showed how research1
on the anatomy of the brain and
its nervous system is of use in
diagnosing causes of certain ab-
normal eye movements.
"The clinical fields themselves
must supply the final tests for
the application of the neuroana-
tomical data," Dr. Crosby said.
Blood of Hiroshima survivors
now shows little difference from
that of Japanese living in a neigh-
boring town, according to a re-
port co-authored by Dr. James V.
Neel, University professor of in-
The report, dealing with the ef-
fects of the atom bomb, appears
in the current issue of "Archives
of Internal Medicine."
THE ARTICLE was written by
Dr. Neel, who is also associate
geneticist at the University's Lab-
oratory of Vertebrate Biology, and
Dr. Frederick Snell, of the Brook-
line Board of Health Hospital,
Chestnut Hill, Mass.
The reported study was made
between March 1947 and April
1948 under the auspices of the
Atomic Bomb Casualty Commis-
sion of the National Research
Dr. Neel was acting director of
the commission and Dr. Snell, then
a Navy lieutenant, was assigned
to work on the commission.
Studies were made on 924 Hiro-
shima residents who had suffered
loss of hair at the time of the
bombing, an indication of epo-
sure to large doses of radioactive
STUDIES WERE also made of
935 residents of the city of Kure,
18 miles away.
"These studies have revealed
only a very slight reduction of
the red blood cell count in the
Hiroshima residents," Dr. Neel
"This could be an effect of the
atomic bombing, but nutritional
differences between the two
groups could have been a factor."
Studies conducted by commis-
sion immediately after the bomb-
ing had revealed that many of
persons wholosthair were also
anemic, Dr. Neel said.
* * *
"IT MAY BE presumed that
many of the people had made on
almost complete recovery from
anemia in the interval between
the two studies," he added.
Approximately 16,000 screen-
ing questionnaires were used in
locating the study group in Hiro-
Persons studied in Kure were
selected in such a manner that in
age and sex the sample was nearly
identical with the Hiroshima
group. A large percent were school
children, Dr. Neel explained.
Once an individual was select-
ed for observation, Dr. Neel con-
tinued, a detailed history with
emphasis on the individual's posi-
tion at the time of the explosion,
signs and symptoms of radiation
sickness and associated shock, was
obtained by a trained interpreter.
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Whether you whistle "Dixie"
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an appointment for a Varsity
APPOINTMENTS for auditions
may be made by calling 3-1511
extension 2114, at any time during
the day. They will be held Oct. 25
and 27 in Harris Hall.
Varsity Night, sponsored by
the University bands, will be
staged Nov. 18 at Hill Audito-
rium. It is to provide entertain-
ment for the pre-game Ohio
State football crowds.
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favorite at the University for
The University concert band
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By VERNON EMERSON
Some rats learn more rapidly
than some people; then again
some people learn more rapidly
than some rats.
"I would not venture to say
which of the two animals learns
mgre quickly than the other,"
Prof. John F. Shepard of the psy-
chology department stated.
PROF. SHEPARD said that if
a close comparison of trials in
which the two had participated
The Psychology Colloquium,
graduate psychology discussion
group, will hold its second meet-
ing at 3:30 Monday in the Lane
Prof. E. L. Kelly, Prof. Max
Hutt and Prof. Edward Bordin, all
of the psychology department, will
give reports on the meeting of the
American Psychological Associa-
tion held at Boulder, Colo this
The discussion will be directed
toward the clinical aspect of psy-
chology. Clinical psychology is
the field of work of each of the
Following meetings will feature
discussions on the roles of social
psychology and therapeutic psy-
were made the results would prob-
ably show that they were equal.
Ile has worked with a good
number of both types in the past
years. Altogether, he has studied
The tests which were of the
maze type were designed to de-
termine the rapidity of the learn-
ing of the animals.
"Rats show some reasoning abil-
ity," he said. When placed in the
maze for the second time some
rats were quick to remember short
cuts that were arranged for them
the first time through.
* * *
THE MAIN difficulty in test-
ing humans was that they knew
that they were being experimented
with and were on their guard,
Prof. Shepard said.
"The people would often find
their way out and then go back
to explore, but the rats, once
out, concentrated on the food
that was their goal."
Prof. Shepard stated that al-
though people did not appear to
be slower in finding short cuts in
the maze, they did not show any
superiority over the rats.
At the present time Prof. Shep-
ard is compiling the results of his
experiments in a book.
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Does His Best with
She pointed out that research
can benefit most from an oppor-
tunity to work closer with the
clinical field in order to gain more
information about the problems
they can help solve.
DR. CROSBY also paid tribute
to the late Dr. Peet, calling him
"an outstanding example of a
neurosurgeon whose experience
was great enough and whose vision
was broad enough to enable him
to draw from related fields those
facts which enriched his know-
ledge and aided in the advance-
ment of his profession."
Although the major cause of
death in children between five and
19 years old, rheumatic fever is
frequently not recognized by its
symptoms, Dr. Henry Poncher,
professor of pediatrics at the Uni-
versity of Illinois, said yesterday.
Speaking in the Rackham Am-
phitheatre as the fifth annual
David M. Cowie lecturer, Poncher
said the classical diagnostic fea-
tures of the disease have been
known for 100 years.
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