D.O.INGS ... OF ...
The Osteopathic Hospital of路 Maine NO. I Published Now and T he n by The Osteopathic Hospital of Maine, Inc.
FI:BRUARY, 1949 tditor: Lowell M. Hardy, D. 0 .
The Board of Trustees of the Osteopathic Hospital of Maine is sponsoring this bulletin, because, in its opinion, the friends and patients of this hospital are genuinely interested, in keeping informed, about its development, services available, and in sharing both our triumphs and our problems. The Board of Trustees, a group of representative local business men, believe that the public has the right to know how one of Portland's community hospitals is organized and run. The Osteopathic Hospital of Maine is a charitable, non-profit, non-sectarian, general hospital, belonging to the citizens of this community. The business affairs of the hospital are administered by a group of laymen who serve the community and the hospital without compensation. The professional affairs of the hospital are administered by a regular staff organization路 of specialists and general practitioners thru the Board of Trustees, which has the ultimate authority. We of the Hospital, Board of Trustees, physicians, nurses, technical, book keeping and household staff hope that you will enjoy this little publication and will do our best to make it interesting for you. It is your publication, so the Editorial Board of the publication will welcome suggestions for improvement from the readers at any time. Address your suggestions to the Editor, Lowell M. Hardy, D.O., 166 Pleasant Avenue, Portland 5, Maine.
First Baby of 1949 in Portland Area BORN AT THE OSTEOPATHIC HOSPITAL OF MAINE AT 3:17A.M. The proud parents arr~ Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Perry of So. Portland. They have named their little girl Gloria Jean. Other New Years day babies were Ellen Carol Mosely, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Neal Mosely of W. Scarboro born at 10:44 A.M. and R oy William Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Adams of Westbrook, born at 2:19 P.M.
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These articles are called to your attention. They will make interesting, worthwhile reading. Cline, J erene Clare: What Does "Dr." Mean? McCalls, December, 1948, p. 4. Davis, Maxine: Backaches and the Sacro-iliac. Good Housekeeping, November, 1948, p. 15. New Lights on Mental Ills. Science News Letter 54:291, November 6, 1948. Thorburn, Donald: You Can Exercise After Forty. Hygeia, November, 1948, p. 788.
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New Blue Cross Contract Note the changes in the new, Associated Hospital Service of Maine, hospitalization c o n t r a c t , which became effective January 1, 1949. This new contract provides for additional services not covered previously, that is, inpatient diagnostic and X-Ray procedures, etc. There has also been a change of policy regarding family membership. Formerly, if the insured elected to do so, he could insure his entire family by the payment of a small additional premium. This, then provided, full coverage for the entire family. If he did not elect to pay the additional premium, then the contract provided for only % coverage for the other members of the family. Now, it is compulsory to have family membership at an additional premium yearly of $4.80 which is computed as a part of the basic rate. In most cases under the new contract the patient will have to pay 20% of the hospital bill. This is negligible, however, when the advantages of an 80% coverage of diagnostic and X-Ray service, as well as of the acute illness, is considered.
On December 4, 1948, the Staff of the Osteopathic Hospital of Maine, and the Maine Osteopathic Association, held a banquet and dance at the Eastland Hotel for the purpose of publicly welcoming the Board of Trustees to the Osteopathic Hospital of Maine and honoring them for their contribution to the community thru service. This Board of laymen, which is the controlling body of the hospital, is composed of the following citizens of this community: President- Albert E. Libby, V. Pres. Casco Bank and Trust Co. Vice Pres.-Clinton Benson, Building Contractor. Secretary- Porter A. Roberts, Sec. Scottish Rite Bodies. Treasurer- William L. French , Owner, Manager, Ben Franklin Store. Members-Harold Garsoe, Morrills' Coal and Grain; Luther Dana, Dana Warp Mills; John R. Gilmartin, Portland City Treasurer; George Kern, John Kern and Son; Albion Gooding, V. Pres., Loring, Short and Harmon; Frank R o b i n s o n , Aero-Mayflower Transportation Lines; R o b e r t E. Cleaves, State Senator, Cleaves Lumber Co.; Joseph Cordeau, Pres., SebagoMoe Shoe Co. If you wish clarification of your contract, in regard this hospital, which is a charter member of the Associated Hospital Service, Mr. Gerald Kelley, the Business Manager of the Hospital, at Portland 4-2641, will be glad to help you.
Along the Corridors
to our X-Ray man, Dr. M. Carman Pettapiece, who is now the President of the American Osteopathic College of Radiology, a national organization. The staff of the Hospital and the Maine Osteopathic Association held a banquet and dance recently to congratu late him on his national honor. More than 400 guests attended, and hundreds of congratulatory telegrams were received from all over the United States.
Doctor Eugene Puffer, has completed his first year as surgical resident. Congratulations on your good work, doctor! The interne lecture series, has scheduled for the month of February: Feb. 7, Lowell M. Hardy, D.O."Diabetes Diagnosis and Treatment". Feb. 14, Dwight F. Brown, D.O."The Selected Use of Modem Drugs". Feb. 21, Myron E. Ladd, D .O."Bedside Osteopathic Technique" . Feb. 28, Stanley Rowe, D.O. - ~'Doc足 tor's Place in the Community".
With_the Auxiliary ... The Auxiliary of the Osteopathic Hospital of Maine, a group of lay women and staff doctors wives, invites you, who are interested in helping the hospital, to join with them and become a member. A phone call to Mrs. M. Carman Pettapiece (Fern) of 55 Runnells St., 4-3561 will suffice to introduce you to a charming group of ladies, who have contributed a great deal to the success of the hospital, and at the same time have enjoyed worthwhile associations with one another. "Annual Coffee Bridge", sponsored by the Auxiliary will be held at one P.M., Wednesday, February 16th at the Wi:lliston Church Parish House, Mrs. Everett Winslow, the Chairman for the affair announces. Call Mrs. Winslow at Portland 2-8862 for reservations. One of the highlights of the affair will be the delicious and attractively served food. Proceeds will be used for hospital improvements. "Semi-annual Rummage Sale" will be held in April. If you wish to have your attics and cellars cleared of things which you have wanted to get rid of, in preparation for Spring House Cleaning, call 3-2469. There will be a pick up serVIce. "Annual Charity Ball" will be held in May. A gala affair is in the making. More later!
Treatment by X-ray and Radium It is a common misconception that x-rays and radium are used solely for cancer and other malignant growths. Actually many cases so treated, in an average busy x-ray department offering complete service, are of the inflammatory or non-cancerous type. Patients under treatment in our department at the present time range in age from 2 months to 70 years. Our equipment is as modern as any in the State and our radium supply is adequate for average needs. While radium is used particularly for cancer it is also used for birth marks and blood tumors in babies and for skin diseases in all ages. X-rays are used quite extensively and to particular advantage in such conditions as pneumonia (chiefly the virus or atyp!cal types), infections, bursitis, arthritis, gland disorders, skin diseases, high blood pressure, asthma and s forth. In bursitis for example it is often possible to offer complete relief from excruciating pain in 8 to 24 hours. X-rays and radium represent a part of the over-all service available to the public at this institution and like surgery or other service are utilized, after careful selection and consultation, by the staff.
We are very fortunate in having an excellent group of house physicians, Dr. Vincent T. Cipolla, of Upper Darby, Pa., Dr. Donald T. Bortle, of Pittsford, N. Y. and Dr. Lawrence Willette,
of Howland, Maine. Because of the recent War there will not be enough internes available to staff all the hospitals until 1950. Some of the hospitals arc operating without internes because of this.
If you like this publication and want a friend to receive it, send a penny postcard to Mr. Gerald K elley, 335 Brighton Avenue, Portland 4, Maine with the name and he will place it on the mailing list.
Mr. Kelley also has for you a little pamphlet entitled, the Birthright of Osteopathy, which you may have, simply by requesting it. So many have asked for a definition of Osteopathy, that we obtained a supply of this pamphlet, which is written in very easy, non-technical language. W e are sure that it will prove interesting and enlightening. This pamphlet is in its sixth printing.
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Greeti ngs ! Do I look as mildewed as I feel? You say you feel that way, too? Well, that's not surprising. This sure has been a "moist" summer, hasn't it! Of course, when I get wet I get limp a s a rag-it's most uncomfortable. I'd no more saunter out on one of the beautiful balconies here at the hospital, for a s un-ba th, when I'd have to pick up my pages and run for cover. And that hurrica ne "Carol"!-say, there's a gal that rea lly swept me off my feet! When I finally came down to earth a g ~ in, I realized how foolish I'd been-to "fall" for a girl like that. She was most ill-mannered and disagreeable, wasn't she! But, in spite of the weather, I hope and trust you all ha d a fine time and a rest this summer. It's a summer we won't forget very soon, that's for sure. So now it's the fall season creeping up on us. A beautiful sea son it is, too, with Nature donning her frock of many colors a nd the delicious smell of burning leaves. That's all right, just so long as those. fires aren't kin~lled wi~h me! ~y idea of being "burned up" IS maybe, once m a while, gettmg a little hot under my masthead (coliar, to you). I have no ali consuming desire! The fall sort of brings us all back together again, too. It's a good, cozy feeling, isn't it; so let's all thoroughly enjoy each other this year. I'll strive to visit you regularly with news of the goings-on around the hospital, and you write me a letter of encouragement now and then-how's that? That's a trait we all have in common-everybody loves to get mail. And I'm no exception; in fact, that's the only way I have of knowing just how I stand with you. So, if you wish to drop me a line regarding D.O .ings-:-if there's anything you'd like added or subtracted-please wnte to the Editor, Lowell M. Hardy, D . 0 ., 166 Pleasant Avenue, Portland 5, Maine. He'll read the letters to me while I recline on his desk. What a life! Gues s that's it for now, friends . Take care 'til I see you again. Just me-"D.O.ings." Press-time P.S. I didn't fall for "Edn<t"-her sister "Carol" had taught me my lesson! I just crawled under the nearest pa per-weight and let 'er blow!
Em ily Farley Reports A trip to Europe is not only a deep thrill, with much to admire in its culture and way of life, but also a responsibility in intE't'na tional relations. Each citizen must realize that he will meet many persons abroad who will judge the United States by his personal behavior. An expression of appreciation for the effort Europeans make to give strangers good service in hotels, restaurants or business trans actions, will be rewarded by a firm handshake and a look of warm, even affectionate, friendship. Two wars on their soil within one generation have m a de it necessary for f athers to start up their businesses twice from "scratch," with families growing up just the same. Patient understanding of this situation, r a ther th ~ n unthinking criticism, will send a traveler through Europe with a trail of pleasant human contacts . After an official guide in Salzburg, Austria, had taken us through two churches there, we told him that we had enjoyed his expla nations very much and that his English was very good. He seemed delighted to hear this, for he had tried very h ~ rd to pronounce his words carefully. We paid his fee, and all shook hands, as is t he custom in Europe, sayin;?;, "Auf
'W iedersehen!" ("Till we see you again!") As we walked across a large open square, we remarked at his eagerness to h ave us understand the full import of what he had told us. I happened to look back, and there he was, standing on the S!l me spot, watching us. We all waved enthusiastically, and he took off his ha t and held it hig路h in the air to us. I know that we shall remember that Austrian guide, and I'm sure that he feels a personal tie with America because of us and other tourist representatives. The "personal ties" that develop through exchange-student programs and through hundreds of "tourist-ambassadors" must eventually exert influence on the political leaders of each nation to realize that the common people everywhere in the world are the same peace-loving h~man beings. Europe's snow-capped mountains, emerald gr路een. valleys, church bells, amazing culture, but chiefly the discovery of its genuinely friendly people, make a trip there an inspiring experience.
Department of Radiology The Department of Radiology is one of the original departments in our ho pital and has steadily grown with the institution. It is a modern department second to none in the State of Maine. The rooms it uses are located on the ground floor in the far end of the new wing, occupying almost one-half the area of that floor. Dr. M. Carman Pettapiece, a certified Radiologist is the department chairman. He was the original Radiologist when the institution was founded and is the oldest department chairman in years of service to the Osteopathic Hospital of Ma ine. Dr. Pettapiece is a former president of the American Osteopathic College of Radiology, as well as a former member of the Board of Radiology. The remainder of the personnel is composed of a Resident in Radiology, a chief technician, a s ist :mt technician, and a department secretary. The equipment u ed here is made up of moveable and fixed units for Diagno tic R adiology, which is the examination of p a tients by X-ray and fluoroscopy and Therapeutic Radiology which is concerned in tre ::~ ting patients with the rays produced hy a special powerful X-ray machine, and by the rays given off by radium. Ther e is one mobile diagnostic unit which is employed for t a king bedside films, and us ed in the reduction of fractures, un der direct vision, when the R adiologist and Surgeon work DS a team to arrive at the best possible result for the patient. The fixed diagnostic equipment consists of two machines, one s ma ll, whi ch is used for light work and a large diagnostic unit electronica lly controlled. This machine, almost robotlike in Pction, has gra dually extended the special procedures underbken in this dep artment. The machine has an automatic device which takes four films in a matter of seconds and an electronically controlled table which may be tilted through an a rc of 135 degrees, smoothly and quickly. A much used piece of apparatus is the therapy machine which produces a powerfu l X-ray beam used in the treatment of dise2.se. This be 2m, controlled by the Radiologist and most carefully supervised, i used in the treatment of many conditions besides cancer and other malignant diseases. Such diseases as bursitis, arthritis, pneumonia, skin conditions, tumor s and many others, are amenable to X-ray therapy. This m a chine which has many automatic controls designed to protect the patient, is housed in a leaded room the door of wh ich weighs almost half a ton . '
The department's precious radium is stored inside a lead ,;ontainer, the walls of which are three inches thick so that personnel are protected at all time. Even the work bench is heavily leaded where the radium holders are filled, with special instruments, prior to use in patient care. Radium is chiefly used for treatment of cancer in this department. In this department of Radiology, it is important that the personnel be trained in protecting themselves and patients from X-ray. It would be extremely improbable that anyone but the regular department personnel would be around the department enough to absorb more than a safe amount of X -ray, but the personnel must take strict precautions in protection of themselves. Many routine films and fluoroscopic studies are carried out, such as examinations before surgery is performed, obstetrical measurements, examinations of teachers for tuberculosis, checking college students before enrollment, pre-employment tudies, and group surveys of a diagnostic and preventive nature. There are special examinations such as bronchograms, to study the chest, myelograms, and disc opacifications, to check spinal disc disease, and many others which help in the diagnosis and treatment of the patient's illness. One of the most important functions of the Radiologist is the interpretation or analysis of films. These films, correlated with clinical findings are compounded into an opinion which is given to the referring osteopathic physician, internist, or surgeon, to aid in reaching a final diagnosis and outlining treatment in a specific case. The Radiologist holds film-reading sessions with the interns daily as part of the teaching program of the hospital. He serves also as consultant to physicians doing X-ray work in their offices. The Department of Radiology is on a stand-by basis for emergencies twenty-four hours a day. This Radiology Department is an integral part of the hospital intra-departmental team, which works together in the Osteopathic Hospital of Maine to provide each individual patient with thorough diagnostic and treatment service.
Carol Did It! Hurricane Carol played no favorites this August 30 as it tore across th rcrtland area, t1vping at }JuWt::l lines, u.vrooL-
ing trees, and leaving in its wake, destruction that took hours and days to repair. The trees swayed violently at the height of the storm and one giant elm threatened to crash into the hospital. Proving that doctors are always prepared for an emergency, Dr. Boyd B. Button was able to fell the tree precisely between the hospital and the office building. As the office workers and interns supported the tree with ropes, Dr. Button, with the able assistance of Dr. John Abretske and Mr. Chris Olsen, sawed the tree like true woodsmen. Earlier in the storm, another tree had toppled onto the office building breaking a few windows, blocking the fire escape, but doing negligible damage. The hospital was plagued with a general loss of power necessitating the use of battery lights as well as the emergency lighting facilities. Our Osteopathic Hospital is blessed with loyal employees, no better demonstration of this is required than that displayed during and after the storm when all pitched in, wherever and whenever they could . All the employees stood by to help carry trays, peel potatoes, or do any other chore where extra hands could be u ed. This g-roup included Gloria Pratt, Jackie McGovern, Adrienne Hughes and Mary Miller. This group along with all the doctors, nurses, and volunteers, certainly deserve a word of praise becau e a fine spirit and a watchful crew helped keep our hospital a safe haven for all inside. And now Edna-after Carol, Edna has left us speechless!
Nurses' Meeting Dr. Thaddeus Kopec, Chief Intern for the month of September, was guest speaker at the meeting of the Xursing Staff, September 14, in the Doctors' Library. An informal talk and discussion was held on "Professional Teamwork."
"Funnybone Fun" Nurse Cutie: "Every time I take the patient's pulse it gets faster. What shall I do?" Doctor: "Blindfold him."
Doctors' D.O.ings Dr. Boyd B. Button returned recently from an inspection trip of hospitals in northern Ohio and southern :vlichigan for the Bure::tu of Hospitals. Track Physicians in attendance at Scarborough Downs and Beech Ridge Speedway this summer were Dr. Thomas J. Miller and Dr. Robert Christopher, respectively. Several accident cases were admitted to the hospital from these raceways. Interns from the Osteopathic Hospital were attending physicians at the Little League Baseball Games August 12th and 14th. Dr. M. Carmen Pettapiece has been appointed to the Maine Board of Osteopathic Examination and Registration. Dr. James Costello completed his resident training in Anesthesia July 1st, and we extend to him our best wishes as he assumes charge of the Department of Anesthesia at the Troy Community Hospital, Troy, New York. Continuing in residency here are Dr. Jealous in Radiology and Dr. Allen in Surgery. Dr. Gertrude Chalmers of Auburn has recently completed two weeks of Post-Graduate work here at the Osteopathic Hospital. Inter-departmental meetings are a regular and frequent occurrence at the hospital; however, something new and different in these meetings was held on June 23 with Dr. C. Robb Hetzler as chairman. With absolute frankness the various department chairmen discussed personal relationships between themselves in a searching way to eliminate any unknown or unexpressed factors existing in these relationships. All this was done to assure the fullest cooperation in the care of the individual patient. Everyone had a most refreshing experience and one which it is planned to continue at least four times yearly or more often if the occasion should arise. Dr. and Mrs. Eugene E. Puffer and twin daughters are sailing October 2 for Europe. Landing in Southampton, England, they will spend a few days in England before traveling on to Holland, Belgium, France, Germany, and Austria, arriving there about November 1st. They will remain in Austria four to five months while Dr. Puffer does Post-Graduate wcrk in General Surgery.
Visiting D.O.' s The summer months brought many distinguished visiting doctors to the Osteopathic Hospital of Maine. It was with great pleasure that we welcomed each and every one, for such visits always bring an interesting exchange of news and views on the ever-widening field of osteopathic medicine. We are proud to have had the following doctors from here and abroad visit and inspect our modern hospital facilities in Portland: Dr. Angus Cathie, Professor of Anatomy, Philadelphia College of Osteopathy. Dr. David Musselman, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Ray Lennin, Ottawa, Ontario. Dr. Malcolm E. Snell, Roentgenologist, Dallas Osteopathic Hospital, Dalla , Texas. Dr. Edward P. Crowell, Resident in Internal Medicine, Philadelphia Osteopathic Hospital. Dr. Jonko Sydaumaa of Helsinki, Finland, an honorary medical student at the University of Helsinki, who was guest of the Westbrook Rotary Club for two weeks, as a gesture of international fellowship. Dr. Robert Haskell of Clinton, Missouri, formerly of Lewiston and Washburn, Maine. Dr. Haskell is considering very seriously relocating in Maine. Dr. Paul Lloyd, Radiologist of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathy and the Osteopathic Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Lloyd, one of the foremost radiologists in the country, has been responsible directly and indirectly for the training of 62 % of all the certified Osteopathic Radiologists. He established the first radioactive isotope department in the osteopathic profession in the United States, and is considered an authority on cancer. A cientist says that in another 100 years there will be no blondes left in this country. No doubt. It' hard to leave one today.
With the Guild
Along the Corridors
The members of the Osteopathic Hospital Guild have enjoyed two outdoor supper meetings this summer. The July meeting was held at the summer cottage of Mrs. Carroll Miller, Mineral Springs, Sebago, and in August, Mrs. Ivan Traver entertained the group at a cook-out at her home on Ray Street. Mother ature cooperated with fine weather on both occ3sions, and the girls agreed unanimously that business ca n be successfully combined with pleasure. Plans were discussed for a Membership Party to be held Thursday evening, October 14, at 8:00 P.M., at the home of -Irs. Clifford Gailey, 195 Bradley St., Portland. An invitation is herewith extended to all ladies of the greater Portland area to attend this informal party if they are interested in the work of the Guild. The purpose is to acquaint you with the girls and their varied volunteer services at the hospital. All in all, an enjoyable evening is in prospect for you, as a prospective member. If you would like to attend, you are asked to contact Mrs. Ivan Traver, Membership Chairman, 234 Ray St., 2-6988. She will be glad to make the necessary arrangements, and, if need be, arrange for transportation. Attendance will in no way obligate you to join-but it is hoped that many of you will be genuinely interested enough to help the Guild carry on its great work at the hospital.
Our sincere good wishes for a speedy recovery go out to Mrs. Elizabeth Holmes, our night switchboard operator, who is confined to the hospital with illness. May she soon enjoy a "switch" over to good health and return to her work among us. Word has been received that Heber Cleveland, who was a technician with us two year ago, has just completed his freshman year at Kirksville College and again will be associated with us in the X-ray Department for a short time. Welcome back, Heber. When is a doctor not a doctor? When he's a patient! Yes, it sure was hard telling the doctor from the patient when newly appointed intern, Dr. Ernest Dupuis, arrived in July. Sporting a cast on an injured leg, he checked in for his duties here at the hospital with a grim determination that he would maintain "busine s as usual." All of us here certainly admired his spirit! If you should run into Polly Martin somewhere along the corridors these days, don't stop to ask about her new job here unless you've got an extra few minutes to spare-or she'll tell you (and all in one breath, too) that she's been made Recording Secretary for the Tumor Board, Mortality Review, Intern Conferences, Professional Education Council, and Clinico-Pathological Conferences. Phew - sounds like a big order, doesn't it! You sure have our congratulations and best wishes, Polly. Did you know that Interns John Abret ke and Ernest Dupuis have brought a new era to 0. H. M., a they sport about in their classy little English and French cars? Going our way, boys? Mrs. Margery Bixby, a former surgical nurse, was quite busy Sunday, August 29. She was guest of honor at a baby shower given by the surgical nurses of the hospital, at the summer camp of Mrs. Mills, White's Bridge, , ebago, and al o became a mother to her first child, a daughter, ancy Ann. Our heartiest congratulations, Margery. The sails were set, the course was laid, Monhegan was the goal. Doc Lowell Hardy loved such sport, For the sea was in his soul. The day was bright and sunny.. ct rainy, !!S \Vas his hcpe; For well he knew his Georgie BWith rough weather best could cope. So the Georgie Bowden plowed along As the wind throug路h her topmast wailed, But the only thing that can be said Is "Doc Hardy 'also sailed.' " All kidding aside, Commander, we're proud of you and your gallant ship. Your entry in the recent annual Monhegan Race captured the interest of all your friends. We'll be on hand and rooting again for you next year. You've heard of "room service?" Well, Room 110 not only has it (as do all hospital rooms!), but has seen it! Small wonder that the nurses were calling it the Rank Room a few weeks ago when both the patients and the majority of their visitors were in the service of their country or had seen service at times past. It was getting to the point where, to gain admittance, one had to show his I.D . card. o rank- no admittance! The following principals were involved: Patients: Commander Arthur Nesbit, U. S. Coast Guard, Officer-in-charge of Marine Inspection. Major Walter Provencher, Reserve Major in 103rd Infantry Division, National Guard. Visitors: Col. William Dawes Veazie, Divisional Chaplain in W. W. I and II. Now a reserve with National Guard. Cpl. Loring Nesbit, of the C.A.P., son of Cmdr. esbit. Intern: Dr. Richard Wright, in attendance at Room 110, was a Signalman in the U. S. Navy, in W. W. II. urses : Of course, they also had rank-R., .
W ith t he Au xiliary GIFT BAR OPENING will, no doubt, be a reality by the time this issue is in your hands. Be sure to look and see all the wonderful items that the Auxiliary has to sell. This project has been set up to raise funds for the hospital. Each Auxiliary member, who is able, gives some time to being the "saleslady." If anyone, who is reading this, or whom you know, has some small article she would wish to donate to the Gift Bar, would she please contact Mrs. Mason H . Allen, 493 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine, or call 4-5229. The Auxiliary would be most happy to receive saleable items so let's all pitch in to help make the Gift Bar a success, again this year. On W'ednesday, September 8, a supper meeting was enjoyed by the Auxiliary members at the summer residence of l\Irs. Lucille Cordeau at Songo Locks. Mrs. Emily Farley spoke tu the group on her recent t;.y in Eurup". aieu1bers brought the articles they had accumulated during the summer for the Gift Bar.
Professiona l Educational Council At the first meeting of the Executive Committee following the election of officers, a new organization was set up, the Professional Educational Council. This Council takes the place of the Professional Education Committee and is an extension of this committee. While such an ambitious program is not yet required by the Bureau of Hospitals of the American Osteopathic Association it was felt that in anticipation of such a requirement and as a necessary agency to correlate all of the various efforts in intern, resident, staff, nurse and public education that such a group must be set up. Dr. H. J. Pettapiece was elected its first chairman. The other members are Drs. H. J. Petri, Paul P. Rieger, Mason H. Allen, Stanley H. Rowe, Lowell M. Hardy, and Mr. Gerald M. Kelley. Each of the members of the Council is responsible for integrating into the educational program of the hospital one or more of the following: bedside teaching, intern lectures, clinico-pathological conferences, Tumor Board Meetings, mortality ar d complication reviews, professional movies and other visu.:tl education material, X-ray conferences, autopsies, bedside and manipulative therapy, clinical records, staff meetings, research, public medical education, etc. The Council meets once a month, constantly reviewing and improving the educational program.
Diaper Dat a A lovely baby girl was born August 5 to Dr. and Mrs. William E. Wyatt. Martha Annette is the proud parents' fourth child. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Vaughan on the birth of their son, Charles David, on June 29. Dr. and Mrs. Stanley H. Rowe are the maternal grandparents and very proud ones, we know. A bouncing baby boy, John Levitt, Jr., was born to Mr. and Mrs . John L. Maller, August 5. Mrs. Maller is the form er Barbara Mcintosh and a former nurse at our hospital. To Mr. and Mrs. Richard Standley was born a daughter, Dayle, August 7. The happy Mrs. tandley is the former Adele Brown, a recent employee at the hospital.
Have you seen a good joke lately? Have you se n or heard a choice bit that might interest the other r 'Hl<>rs? Have you any news concerning our hospital folks that you might like others to know about? We sure enjoy youe letters with surh contributions so sit right down now and send along that il<'m you're thinking about to either Mrs. It路vin~ L. Hannon or Mrs. Arthur H. Duff tt, Asst. Editon;, 17 Gl<>nwood Av<>llll(', Portland 5, Maine, or call :3-:31()() or 路1-6!Hi0.
Our Mistake! Maine Odd F llows and Reb kahs mad<> a very g-en<'rous donation of a Chest Respirator to our hospil'll and we wish lo apologize for the error made over the donators' name in lh<' previous issue. We sure hope you forgive us this on<'<'.
Dr. C. Robb Hetzler and family spent ten lovely days in the picturesqueness of Quebec this summer. Also enjoying the Canadian climate for two weeks in North Bay, Ontario, was Dr. Thomas J. Miller and his family. An interesting one month tour along the Maine coast was taken by Dr. Sargent Jealous, with his family along to assist in the picture-taking. He obtained over two hundred slides of those beautiful scenic spots, particularly those around Camden and the Boothbay Harbor region. Dr. Walter M. Hamilton and Dr. Clifford H. Keating with two friends, Dr. Paul Hatch, Washington, D. C., and Kurns Richardson, Ph.D., of New Jersey, had an exciting two weeks cruise along the coast from Maine to New Jersey in Dr. Hamilton's boat. Dr. Philip J. Haigis and family travelled south to Buttermilk Bay, Cape Cod, very early in the season to spend two weeks. He's planning to spend a few days in the same locale this month to get in some fishing. We hear that Dr. Thomas Allen and family spent a couple of days in Bar Harbor, returning to Harpswell to spend the remainder of their two weeks vacation with Mrs. Allen's parents . Dr. and Mrs . Mason Allen journeyed north also, for a few days visit at East Corinth, Maine, with Dr. and Mrs. G. C. Gray. Day excursions were made by the group to Moosehead Lake and to Bar Harbor. Canada's attractions centered around the Gaspe Peninsula for Dr. and Mrs. Vernon Lowell where they journeyed after spending some time at the Maine Osteopathic Convention . Two of our nurses, Miss McGee and Mrs. Emery, were also able to enjoy Canada this summer when they spent ten days there.
The "Welcome Home" mat was put out this summer for our returning chief surgeon, Dr. Louis R. Farley, his wife, and two daughters, Carol and Janet. Dr. and Mrs. Farley and their family have just spent six wonderful months at Linz-on-the-Danube, Austria, while he was engaged in post-graduate study. While in Europe the Farley family enjoyed a motor trip through Switzerland, France, Germapy, Holland, and Italy. Week-end trips were taken to Vienna, Salzburg, and the South Salzkammergut Lake district in Austria. They were greatly missed by all of us here, and we are indeed happy to have them back "in the fold" again.
New Shingles Proud of their new shingles are these doctors who recently completed their internship at our hospital. We heartily welcome them to private practice in our community: Dr. H. Fenton Lowell, Office at 37 Deering St., Portland. Dr. Fisk E. Hallidy, Office at 736 Forest Ave., Portland. Dr. Kenneth Mahoney, Office at corner of Pleasant Hill Rd. and Route 1, Scarboro.
" With This Ring I thee wed." For thus were those sacred and solemn words spoken again as the marriage of Miss Geraldine M. Goode and Dr. John L. Abretske took place Saturday morning路, September 4, in the Sacred Heart Church. Mrs. Abretske, a graduate of Bucksport High School and the Nurses' Training School at Brunswick, is a surgical nurse at the Osteopathic Hospital. Dr. Abretske attended the University of Detroit and the Chicago College of Osteopathy, and is now an intern at our hospital. Congratulations and best wishes to the newlyweds for continued health and happiness as they embark on a new life together. Marriage vows were also taken September 4th by Miss Paula Armitage, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William 0. Armitage, Mitchell Road, S. P., and Lt. Roger B. Allen, U. S. Marine Corps (Res.), son of Dr. and Mrs. Mason H. Allen. Dr. Thomas Allen served as best man for his brother. The happy couple left on a wedding trip to Montreal after the ceremony at St. Luke's Cathedral. We wish them the best of health and happiness through the years ahead.
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Brief History of Osteopathy
Well, how many resolutions have gone up the chimney already? Aha, I thought so! Me? Oh, I played it smart this year-didn't make nary a one. I finally learned if you don't make 'em, you don't break 'em. I learned it the hard waybut I did learn! Are you looking forward to 1956? Boy, I sure am. This is the year here at 0. H. M. It won't be long now before they'll be asking me to scoop out the first shovel full of dirt for the foundation of the new addition. I gotta watch it, tho, and not do it too good, or I'll have a job on my hands. Kelley'll say "Save some money, let D.O.ings do it-all of it." Well, this is to publicly announce that I'm not shoveling 16 tons for anyone -not Mr. Kelley, not even myself! But seriously, won't it be exciting seeing that dream come true right before our eyes? By the way, have you a share in that dream? It's not too late, friend. Many of my readers have already contributed toward the expansion of our fastgrowing hospital. All of us, as a community, should be deeply .;-ru.tcful tc those .."...,·he have donated to the imp:ro ..""'cmcnt of health care in this area. Your gift-large or small-would be greatly appreciated, too. So this is the month for Valentines. Romantic, isn't it. Golly, my allowance will sure suffer this month-valentines for all those nurses! It'll break me, but it'll be worth it-I hope. They're such dolls. Wonder if I'll get any from them? Or do they think of me as just paper under their feet? Well, I'll soon find out. Happy Valentine's Day to you good people, anyway. Guess I'd better start writing tho e cards now, folks. Don't forget, if there's anything you want to know about the hospital and its "doing ," or if you have any criticisms of my efforts in your behalf, you may write to me in care of the Editor, Lowell M. Hardy, D.O., 166 Pleasant Avenue, Portland, Maine. Your letter help me-so let's hear from you. Bye now. Ke p your mailbox open, I'll drop in again soon. Just me-"D.O.ings."
The Osteopathic Profession originated humbly and quietly a little more than 80 years ago. Dr. Andrew Taylor Still wa a frontier physician, practicing medicine according· to the standards of those days, who announced the discovery of a more logical approach to the science of health and disease. Dr. Still's keen, analytical, searching mind became dissatisfied with methods of diagnosis and treatment in vog·ue at the time. His original thinking and subsequent study led him to these conclusions: the human body is a complete unit in itself, capable of making the elements and vital forces necessary to prevent or overcome disease; and that the vascular system (blood and vessels) carries them to the places where they are needed. Dr. Still originated the concept that bones, muscles, ligaments, and other parts of the body get out of proper relationship bec<tuse of certain strains and tensions. These poor relationships interfere with the transm ission of nerve impulses and the flow of blood and other body fluids. Thus the basic concept of Osteopathy emerged, i.e., that the structure auJ fttht.;tivu vf the boJy c1re intet-deptndent; ther€fore tht:: body must be mechanically sound if it is to perform properly. In 1892, 18 years after ;mnouncing these principles and testing them in practice, Dr. Still offered his findings to the medical world. However, he was so hr ahe~d of his time that his presentations were beyond the comprehensions of his contemporaries. He had not intended to develop a separate school of practice, but expected the medical world to integrate the new approach into the practice of medicine. When these ideas were rejected by his medical colleagues, he was forced to open a new school, which he chose to c::tll Osteopathy, in order to develop his new found principles. The original charter stated that this was a complete school of he<tling arts including diagnosi s , obstetrics , and surg·ery, as well11s manipulative therapy. From these humble beginnings, and always against organized opposition which h "l s plagued the original thinker in the healing arts throughout Medical hi tory, the Osteopathic Profe s ion grew. It grew bec'luse it proved itself clinically, and today the following statistics ;ne a living monument to the vision and original thinking of a great Medical pioneer. There are six (6) Osteopathic Colleges in the U. S. A., each having· an enrollment of apnroximotely 400 students. There are about 400 Osteopa thic Hospitals, sanitariums, and many clinics. Requirements for the degree D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy) are a minimum of 3 ye:.~rs preprofessional study in an accredited college or university and 4 ye·ns in an Osteopathic College. In addition, over 90 '7c of the graduates take at least 1 ye:11· 0f iYJ.tern training in a n approved osteopathic hospital. Many follow this with a res idency tr , ining in OtiC of the spc cialties, which consists of 1 to 3 or more years of intensive work in the specialty. The entire profession is represented and guided by the A . 0. A. (American Osteop'lthic Associ<~tion) whose central office is in Chicago; and by its division l societie -such as the M. 0. A. (Maine Osteopathic Association). The A. 0. A. consists of osteopathic physicians, and through far-sighted leader hip ha developed into .an imporbnt part of the overa.ll health program of the natwn. The A. 0. A. 1s a democr:.1t1c oro-anization made up much as our own Federal Government is.,.., It keeps a w"ltchful p:~tern ? l eye on the entire profess i<;>n . It governs its ethics, fights for !?roper and a.deq~ate practice rights, and maint ~ ins m<:~ny subs1d1.ary orgamz ~ twns (Bureau of Hospitals, Division of Pr(_lfesswnal and Public We_lfare, etc.) which enter into the publ!c health set-up of our natiOn.
Charity Ball The Osteopathic Hospital Auxiliary requests the pleasure of your attendance at its Annual Charity Ball and Banquet, February 18th, at the Eastland Hotel. There you have it, in black and white-a formal invitation to a semi-formal. So come, all you Charity Ball lovers, and dine and dance to the strains of Jimmy Hansen's orchestra. Tickets for the dinner and dance are $10.00 per couple. But, if you're on a diet and only care to dance, there is a special price just for you of only $5.00 per couple. Why don't you go to your phone now and make reservations with the Chairman of this gala event, Mrs. Lowell M. Hardy, SP 4-4319, or contact any of the following committee members: Mrs. Edward Sullivan, UL 5-1972; Mrs. Philip Haigis, T 3-9941; Mrs. Robert Sawyer, SP 3-5963; Mrs. Roderick Macdonald, P 4-3310. The de<tdline for reservations is February 16th, so DON'T DELAY, MAKE YOURS TODAY!
Today there are 12,700 D.O.'s in this country who, according to reliable estimates, care for the medical needs of about 6o/o of the nation's population-roughly 10,000,000 people. It is a comparatively young, but none-the -less active, aggressive, and growing profession. Harry J. Petri, D.O.
Board Notes The Board announces that following the recent annual inspection of our hospital by the Bureau of Hospitals of the American Osteopathic Association, the Osteopathic Hospital of Maine has received reapproval as an intern training hospital and for resident training in Anesthesiology, Ophthalmology-Otorhinolaryngology, Pathology, Roentgenology, Medicine, e~cl. Surgery. In the letter of approval from ~he Bure::lU of Hospibls, there were many commendation~ as t0 the type of professional work being carried on at the Os teopathic Hospital of Maine.
Fund Facts As of the end of the ye·u- 1955, we had received $30,349.50 toward the goal of $50,000 .00, which we requested in our last issue of "D.O.ing·s" from a ll our wonderful friends ?nd grateful patients. This amount has been pledged through the efforts of our staff doctors, and we trust the remaining $19,960.50 will soon be forthcoming, in order to m~ke the BUILDING FUND CAMPAIGN a DREAM COME TRUE!! In fact, we are asking each and all to search their hearts to do whatever is possible within the next few weeks, so th'lt March 15th will find yom Osteopathic Hospit'll of Maine with sufficient funds and pledges to meet all state and federal requirements.
Diaper Data Dr. and Mrs. Fisk Hallidy are h'1ppy that the third little Hallidy, Jody Ann, joined their Lmiiy on November 30th. Adrienne Hughes, formerly of our Business Administration Office, is 2nnouncing t:13 birth of a d :wghter, K aren Je anne, on December 22nd, at tne ~.'[exico City, Missouri, Osteopathic Hospital. Of the six Christm'ls b'1bies in our city, we are indeed proud that thrae were born a t 0. H. M.! Sharing the honors with the other three was the Mercy Hospital. \Ve s~id a v ery '·Merry Christm'ls" to little Debbie Lucy Russo of 14 Saunders Street, to David W ~ yne MacLean of 21 Wainwright Circle, South Portland, and to Scott C.1lvin Graffam of Bethel, Delaware.
We lcome-Scarboro Gu ild A sincere welcome is extended to the newly-formed Scarboro Guild of the Osteopathic Hospital of Maine. T his enthusiastic group of thirty members m et on the evening of January 18th, at the home of Mrs. Philip Haigis,, with Mrs. Harry Lowell serving as co-hostess . The followmg officers were elected: Mrs . Ernest Soule, President; Mrs. Hayden Fancy, Vice President; Mrs. George Griggs, Secretary; Mrs. Doris McGratton, Treasurer. Attending this organizational meeting from Portland, to assist in the plans, were Dr. Lowell M. Hardy, and four members of the Portland Guild, Mrs. Harold Gothrow, Mrs. Arthur Nesl?it, Mrs. Ruth W. Gailey, and Mrs. Ralph Koenig.
W ith th e Auxiliary On December 7th the Auxiliary held a dinner meeting at the Commodore Restaurant with sixty members in attendance, which was a delightful evening for all. Mrs. Myron G. Ladd, President, presided at the January 4th meeting, which was held at the home of Mrs. Vernon H . Lowell on Orkney Street. Members brought donations for the hospital gift bar. Plans were discussed for the annual Charity Ball on February 18th with Mrs. Lowell M. Hardy as Chairman, and the annual Bridg-e Luncheon on April 17th with Mrs. Louis R. Farley as Ch::tirman. Mrs. V. H. Lowell will be in charge of the Traveling Food Basket as a project for the month of March. The President reports that it has been a very successful year for the Auxiliary both in finances and membership.
Al umni News We were happy to see Dr. Paul S. Bates, radiologist of the Traverse City, Michigan, Osteopathic Hospital, who was a recent house guest of Dr. C. Robb Hetzler. Dr. Thaddeus Kopec stopped in to extend Holiday Greetings to his 0. H. M. f'lmily and to tell us that he has opened a new office in Miam i, F lor ida. (Yes, we're green with envy, Doc!)
Staff Notes Members of the St:::ff were grateful to have Dr. Ang-us Cathie, head of the Department of Anatomr at the Philadelphia Colleg·e of Osteopathy and Surgery, gJVe an m.terestmg and informative lecture on the "Anatomy and PhysiOlogy of the Neck and Thorax" at their January 4th meeting in the E'lstland Hotel. Additional valuable contributions to the program were given by Dr. Boyd B. Button on "Our Hospital Blood B'lnk" and by Dr. James W. Smith on "Osteopathic Care of Neonatal Cases."
Nurses' Mee t ing Wit h the Gu il d The January 17th meeting of the Osteop:-othic H:>spit:1l of Maine Guild was c'llled to order by the newly-elected President, Mrs. Harold Gothrow. Assi: ting :vrrs. Gothrow, in official capacities, for the ensuing ye _. r will be Mrs. Arthur Nesbit, Vice President; Mrs. Ro bert L. Greene, Secretary; <.nd Mrs. Isabelle D:tvis, Treasurer. The President announced the following Committee Ch-:irmen for 1956: Miss Nancy Flaherty, Membership; Mrs. John Maley, Hospital Workers; Mrs. Arthur P. Dowling, Bookmobile; Mrs. Arthur Nesbit, Tray Favors; Mrs. Ralph Koenig, Hostesses; Mrs. Arthur H. Duffett and Mrs . Ruth W. Gailey, "D.O.ings"; Mrs. Ralph B. Finch, "D.O.in,·s" circubtion; Mrs . Ivan E. Traver, Publicity and Programs; Mrs. Dorothy Totm 'ln, Scravbook; Miss Mildred Perkins and Miss Evelyn Robinson, Library; Mrs. Carroll Miller, Building Fund. Plans for fulfilling the pledge to the hospital Building Fund were further discussed by the members. A welcome into the Guild was extended to Mrs. Edward G. Everest. Serving· as hostess for the meeting was Mrs. R'llph Koenig. With the realization of the new ho pita! add ition nearer 2 t hand, the Guild hopes that you will understand its need for new members. As the hospital grows, so must the Guild in order to maintain its program of service to the hospital. Haven't you a few empty hours lying around now and then that could be turned to productive hours in service with the Guild? The members will unanimously gu~r"niee your enjoyment of said services, or your hours will be cheerfully refunded. A call to the Membership Ch ., irman, Miss Nancy Fhherly, SP 2-141•i, will g·ive you further particuhrs without obligatwn.
Dr. Clifford H. Keating was guest speaker at the January lOth meeting of the nursing staff of our hospital. His lecture topic was "Manipulative Procedures ."
Limington Health Cen ter Praise, joy, end sadness culminated the opening of the offices of Rich'lrd C. Wright, D.O ., in the Lim ington Health Center, on Janu.1ry 7th of this year. Words of praise go to members of the Adoniran Lodge, A. F. & A. M., of Limington, who, real izing the town's need for adequate medic'll hcilities, volunteered more than two months of their free time in the remodeling of the lower floor of their hall into the Health Center. The opening was not without sadness, wh ich was brought about e:uly the morning of the opening when Arthur Libby, the Master of the Lodge, fell from a ladder and received five fractures of the ankle, while attempting to h ang up the shingle of Dr. Wright. Although greatly handicapped he was able to attend the festivities, and received words of thanks for the many previous hours he had spent directing and workmg on the project. The joy of the opening was felt by all, in the v iewing of the center, and the large attendance of 250 or more at the public smorgasbord, which was so adequ3.tely served by the E?stem Star Ch ~pter in the second floor b::tnquet ha ll. This was followed by the introduction of guests <~nd the showing of the motion picture, "Progress Report," of the Porthnd Osteopathic Hospit I, in the town hall. After the motion pictme, dancing w s enjoyed by all. Those who attended the opening were greatly moved by tl}is ex:1mple of community spil'it, which beg:1n with an idea and ended in a re:ll ity.
Alo ng the Corrido rs
Christm as Decoration s
Dr. Harry J. Petri has been a recen t s urgical patient, but we are happy to report t hat he is able to return to his duties in our Anesthesia Department.
We are greatly indebted to Mr. Robert Cote, Scoutmaster of Troop No. 34, and his Boy Scouts of Falmouth Foreside for the beautiful wreaths on our hospital, to Mrs. Richard D. Fairbend, Jr., and to Mrs. Arthur H. Nesbit of the 0. H. M. Guild for the mterior and exterior decorations, which were admired by all throughout the holiday season, and to Mrs. John A. Kline, who was assisted by the wives of our interns, for the lovely Christmas tree in our reception room, which brought cheer to many as they entered our hospital.
Dr. Richard H. Wallace of Hollis Cen ter has been a medical patiertt. Doctors Louis R. Farley, Harry F . Lowell and Boyd B. Button have been enjoying a few hours of relaxation on recent skiing trips. We wish to extend a hearty welcome to Dr. and Mrs. Charles Limanni and family from Iowa, who have purchased the for mer residence and offices of Dr. N. L. Somers on Woodford Street. Congratulations to Dr. and Mrs. Everett S. Winslow, who wer e honored on December 27th at a s urprise open house in observance of their 25th wedding anniversary! Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J . Miller and f amily were happy to en terbin during the holidays, Mrs. Miller's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Phillips of Calais. It was a particularly wonderful Christm'ls at the Miller household this year, because the doctor's w ife, Inez, has learned how to make two fifty cent piece equal four hundred and sixty dollars ($460.00) and that indeed is an art worth knowing in these strenuous days of fund raising both for f 1mily and for hospital needs! It seems that Inez bought two bodly marred violins at an auction, but upon bking them to the proper expert to be repaired for their on Jimmy's future use she found tha t one was worth $300.00 and the other $160.00. Jimmy will become an accomplished violinist some day on the three hundred dollar one and Inez exchanged the other violin for a new ecchi sewing machine, which already has produced a beautiful new wardrobe plus many Christmas gifts, which in turn surely made both Santa and Dr. Miller very grateful. Dr. Lowell M. Hardy has been conducting a series of lectures on "Parliamentary Law" each Monday evening at the Y. M. C. A. under the auspices of the Portl · nd To2stmasten;' Club. Dr. Thomas J. Miller, President of the Club, r eports that these v .llu 'lble lectures have been open to the pubiic :ind greatly appreci.1ted by all in attendance. Our congratubtions to Mrs. Pauline Martin who hus recently been assigned the duties of Medical Secretary to Dr. Button, our hospital patholog·ist. A welcome is extended to lViss Edith S'!ucier, who hus joined our st- ff of Laboratory Technicians. Miss Saucier is specializing in the prepan; tion of tissues.
Doctors' D.O.ings Dr. Thomas J. Miller's lecture, "Grunt, Grumble and Gro· n," which was an interesting part of the program at the Maine Osteopathic Association Convention in December at the Eagtland Hotel, proved to be an enlightening messag·e of his valuable work in our Endoscopy Department. Four interns from 0. H. M. were also speakers at the December convention at the Eastland. Dr. C~rlton G. Apgar spoke on "Di ~ gnosis and Mana g·ement of Essential Hypertensis"; Dr. George R. Dam's topic was "Frozen Shoulder"; Dr. William R. Durham lectured on "Ectopic Pregnancy"; and Dr. Thomas W. Pierce gave his views on the '·New Insulin Therapy for Management of the Diabetic Patient." Dr. Eugene E. Puffer and family sailed from Boston on January 5th for Linz, Austria, where he will spend three months doing Post-Gr<> duate work in General Surgery. Dr. Paul Reiger has been appointed to serve as Medieal Director of the Osteopathic Hospital of Maine fo1· the ensumg year.
Ch ristmas Sojo urns Dr. and Mrs. M. Carman Pettapiece with their daughter, Patricia, and son, M. Carman, Jr., enjoyed a holiday Caribbean cruise on the S. S . Mauretania. Dr. and Mrs. Harry J. Pettapiece spent the Chri tmas season in Santa Ana, California, with Lieut. and Mrs. Everett Dudley. Mrs. Dudley was formerly Joyce Pettapiece. Dr. and Mrs. C. Robb Hetzler enjoyed a Christmas vacation at West Point, New York. Dr. and M;.s. Boyd B. Button and family spent the holiday~ in Georgetown, Delaware. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Kelley and family have just returne(l from a two weeks' vacation in New Mexico. Mrs. Pauline Martin of our Business Administration Office joined a family reunion in Fitchburg, Mas~achu~etts.
What's New? Dr. Boyd B. Button is proud of his new high intensity micJ·oscope lamp for micro-photography, which was his Christmas present to himself! (We understand it's the "Lig·ht of hi» Life" at present-right, Doctor?)
Inte rn In kli ngs Thoroughly beli~ving in the old ad:Jge about all work and no ploo:y and the c.m se.;uences thereof, the intems of 0. H. M. took time out at Christmas for a J.!:ay holiday party in the lnterns' Quarters. From what we he ·r it was a memorable event- highlighted by a very Lsty buffet supper and the very select recording·s of Dr. Pierce. Dr. <.nd Mrs. John A. Kline motored to Pennsylvania to pay Chri.,tm ,s visits to ft iends and relations. Dr. and Mrs. G ~ orge R. Dam <· nd fam ily visited thei r families in Lewiston fvr a happy holiday. Dr. and Mrs. C .~rlton G. Apgar and f:tmily entertained his mother and dad from New Jersey for the Christmas festiv ities. Dr. and :\1rs. J <~ mes W. Smith and family toured to Gorham to spend some of the holid ~ y season with his family. Dr. and Mrs. William R. Durham saw the New Ye·~1· in at Hinton, West Virginia, where they had flown to visit his family. Dr. Thom•ts W. Pierce and his wife started the NP\\ Y<'ar with a family visit <:t Dover-Foxcrofl.
Funnybon e Fun BED OF PAI N Come see my children, sick abed With fevers high and tonsils red, And watch the flying· pillows skid From inv.llid to invalid, While spring and matl!·ess <'r<'ak and t1·ai11 In every bvuncing bed of pain. Ah, would I wei'(' so bright and quick \Vhen well, as children at·e when »it'!·. - Anita Raskin.
Dr. Lowell M. Hardy was narr" tor for our hospibl movi e , which was presented by Mr. Kermit Hanson, a memoer of the Doard, for the viewing pleasure of the Kenne'll'nk Rot • y Club on Janu:ny 12th. This interesting motion picture is currently available for all church and civic organiz tions : nd is to acquaint the public with the D.O.ings at the O»teop·. thic Hospital of Maine.
ontributions for "D.O.ings" with genet"tl iutt'I'C»t to ou1· readers may be m : iled to t>itht'l' Mrs. Arthu1 IT. Dufl'Plt o1· :\1rs. Ruth W. Ga il ey, Assist.tnt Editors, J;)() (;lpnwood ,\ v<'nuc, Portland, Maine.
Dr. Richard Wright, school physician in Rt·~ndish, has been conducting· a Polio Clinic in that town for child1·en betwet•n the ages of five and fourteen.
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