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incidence of the disease is increasing
imt this may be due to more definite
methods of diagnosis. Epidemics have
occurred all over tho world and in
those studied the death rate seems
to be higher in rural communities than
in densely populated areas. The disease is usually most prevalent in the
warm, dry months but sporadic cases
may occuV at any time. All classes
of children seem to be equally affect
ed and it would seem from this
have no effect on the spread of the
The decree of communicability from
person to person is rather slight and
in this instance it might be said to
The virus of infnntilc paralysis
Htiskirk passes from the nasal mucus mem
Catherine Redmond Betty Rcgenstcin brane to the central nervous system
Addison Ycnman and probably invades many other
Florence Ogdcn Mildred Pool
Kyle Whitehead parts of the body. It would seem,
Edna Lewis Wells
Curtis Buchlcr Ernestine Cross
therefore, from what we know of the
disease as cleaned from epidemics
and from experimental work on the
lower animals that the path of the
infection is by way of the upper
J. L. Crnwford
Frank K. Hoover
C. M. Dowden
Warren A. Price
James Augustus '27
The organism is probably disseminated with the discharges from the
nose and throat, but, as we are not
sure of this, great care should be
taken regarding other discharges and
with everything with which the patient comes in contact. The organism
or virus, as it is called, has been
grown and the disease has been trans
mitted by inoculating monkeys.
The early symptoms of the disease
are usually those of a cold with fever,
irritability, drowsiness, twitchings and
and stiffness of the neck together
general tenderness. In some
cases the paralysis may be the first
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symptom hut this Is rare. Tho paralysis is due to an inflammation and
destruction of parts of the central
nervous system and this parlysis is
usually most widespread in the pati
ent early in the disease, heverai
forms of the disease have been recognized, but it is helpful to know in
the diairnos s that the spinal fluid
while usunlly clear is frequently in
creased in nmount nnd is under pressure. The originnl paralysis usually
lessens within a few days nnd rapid
improvements is noted for a short
time; there may be improvement of
the paralysis for as long a period
as three months.
Recognition of the cause of the
disease nnd experimental worl on the
lower animals has helped very much
in determining the methods of transAs nbovc stated, the dismission.
ease is probably spread from the
upper respiratory tract in the net of
coughing, sneezing nnd in nny way
thnt sputum from tho infected in
dividual may reach another person
In this disease "healthy carriers" arc
The "healthy carrier" is
an indivdual who carries the germ
in his throat but who is immune from
the disease, and this brings about
n irrcat question relative to the of
ficiency of strict isolation and pro- nhynctic measures directed only to
wnrd persons in the acute stage of
the disease and without taking into
Account the problem of the "healthy
carries." One type of fly has been in
dieted as a carrier of this disease,
but it fs doubtful 'whether qr not
this is true.
As in other diseases, prevention is
much more important than cure, but
because of our ftgamentary evidence
regarding the cause of this disease
and because of the role of the carrier,
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preventive measures nro not to ho from the acute case together with
absolutely depended upon. All enses disinfection of mnterlals that come
of tho disease should be reported and into direct contact with the patient
undoubtedly they should be isolated
and disinfection of all body discharges
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and was the son of Joseph and Mary of Nazareth. That there
was a divine side to His nature is proved by the fact that nowhere
in the pages of history can be found a man who has lived up to
ttye perfect standard set forth in this "Son of a Carpenter's"
years of existence, whose teachings have revolu
tionized the world.
Jesus of Nazareth, who, m the language of W. C. P. Brecken
ridge, one of the ablest editorial writers of his time, was "The
one unchangeable, pregnant, vital truth of development, of prog
ress,sof civilization, of happiness, of freedom, of charity. The
prepetual presence, the ceaseless personal influence, the potent
force of His continual association alone renders human history
intelligible or makes possible the solution of any grave problem
which man meets in his upward march to better life and more
Jesus, as divine, has not yet been accepted by all peoples,
but the fact that those who have accepted Him and have modeled
their laws upon His teachings are advanced far beyond those who
still clirig to other religions proves the worth of His example and
the truth of His claim.
Christmas, the anniversary of the birth of the Christ child,
is the oneday whose celebration is observed in all civilized nations,
amdng all independent people and in all learned tongues. Millions, on this day, will assemble in their accustomed houses of
worship and with songs of praise and words of love, with glad
countenances and uplifted hearts, render adoration to the lowly
Jew who was born in a manger, died upon the cross, arose from
the dead and proved his divinity by ascending in the flesh. Other
millions will not attend worship but will render unconscious testimony to his wondrous power by kindly deeds one to the other, by
bestowing tokens of love and friendship, by merry-makinby
gladdening the hearts of little children, by relieving human suffering, by rendering material assistance to the poor, for in the
language of the Saviour himself it is written:
"Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these,
my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
Our adoration of the Christ child must be exhalted to a feeling of fellowship with Christ's passion to save fully, abundantly
all men. This babe was the world's Saviour. When the striking
scenery of the stall and the manger and the beautiful Madonna
SOME of the men
47T The question is sometimes asked: Where do youngZmen get
his bidding the
Univerhas been drawn aside, we see in this birth God's bared heart.
when they enter a large industrial organization?
Have they .
sity mentioned it first.
What a statement of the purpose divine to bring all men to that
single-untransopportunity Jo exercise creative talents, or are they forced into narrow
"Doug surely .lives in
divine likeness! Let yourself go into the presence of the stable
former will step
the Lab," they rescene inretrospect, albeit. Look beyond its surroundings. Catch
the divine passion. Forget the solicitations that constantly keep
marked. Later, too,
current up to a
This; series of advertisements throws light on these questions. Each
yourself to the fore in your mind. Yield to all the implications
million and a
at Worcester Polyadvertisement takes up the record of a college man who came with the
of the Christian ideal. Such an offering of the spirit will be like
technic Institute, inquarter volts.
Wcstinghouse Company within the past ten years, after graduation.
gold for purity, frankincense for adoration, and myrrh for fellowVtuglai F. Mlnir
structors made the
He has dem
ship in sorrow.
same comment. And Douglas F. Miner,
onstrated the greatest artificial arc on record
use then ? And how many volts will these
And the Kernel desires to take this, its last opportunity, behimself, agrees that he did
feet in length. To further his
fore the holidays, to wish its readers a merry Christmas and exThat makes it unanimous.
experiments a' single generating plant,
press the hope that the students and faculty of the University of
They come to Miner for the answer.
Kentucky, during the restful memorial days, will, with jollity
"Big league lab work" was his aim as
capable of producing on short circuit a
He gets it from the laboratories. He. proturn the "water of their common lives into the wine of sweet
he turned to Wcstinghouse after graduation
million horsepower, has been erected.
duces under a roofVthe same conditions
domestic happiness;" forget their deeper troubles and petty anin 191 7. But not until his return from
which nature, or tima, may be holding in
There is a practical reason lfor these
noyances and enter into the spirit of the occasion
overseas service two years later could he
store for Westingbouse equipment.
for this equipment in advance
scattering good will and happiness among their fellowmen, and
settle down to the lab.
Such is the pioneering of Westingbouse
of what the world uses now 1n its daily
return to their duties in the dawn of the ensuing year, refreshed
he's in charge of experiments at
in mind and heart and with the desire to bring even better rework. This, for instance, is frequently
Laboratory Engineers. They arc "experiour Engineering, High Power, and High
sults out of forthcoming effort.
the attitude of a Central Station customer:
menting in the tomorrow"
the step beVoltage Laboratories, with a staff of twenty-fiv- e
"Of course your apparatus meets our
tween research and application. They
An article reprinted from the Kentucky Outlook of November 7, written by Dr. J. E. Rush, AI. I).. Di.
rector of the Department of Hygiene
and Public Health, University of Ken-
Infantile paralysis is an acute, communicable
particularly by widespread lesions of
the iutvous system. It has been
recognized as a communicable disease
since 1005 and the fact that it was
probably spread through contact,
droplet infection and through human
carriers who themselves show no
symptoms of the disease has been
the past three weeks; one case in
Broadhead; one in Scott county and
one in Washington county, according
to Dr. A. T. McCormack of the State
Hoard of Health. Dr. J. S. Chambers,
health officer of Fayette county,
one case within the county
and this caso occurred three weeks
ago. Dr. C. H. Voorheis reports two
cases in Lexington, one of which is
now four weeks old.
It is not improbable that mnrfcy
obscure cases of meningitis may real-ly
be cases of poliomyelitis,
is possible too, that where we have
diagnosed this number of cases in
Kentucky that there may be many
other cases in which the infection is
so mild as to go unrecognized
The mortality in preThe present outbreak of tho disease vious epidemics hns varied from eight
includes in the State of Kentucky, 43 per cent to 27 per cent, tho majority
all since the first of cases occurring in young children.
of September; 11 cases in Owensboro, Males and females seem to be about
where there have been no cases for equally attacked. It appears that the
He can unleash artificial
5,000,000 horsepower in
needs today- - takes every test to which
But what of 1950?
we can put it now.
Will this insulation stand the load wc will
arc finding growth, reward,
work, while folio wing a bent for trying