Dr. Frye Cites Many Advances in Medicine
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THE SHREVEPORT JOURNAL. SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, ] FRIDAY. JULY 11, 1969 DISCUSS MED SCHOOL — Dr. Wil-liam W. Frye, (right) retiring chancellor of Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, discussed plans for the opening of LSU Medical School, Shreveport, Thursday afternoon with Dr. Edgar Hull, left, dean of the local branch. Dr. Frye will be replaced by Dr. William H. Stewart, who is resign-ing as surgeon general of the United S t a t e s . (Journal Photo by Bill Causey Jr.) Dr. Frye Cites Many Advances in Medicine "In 1945-46, 85 to 90 per cent of the drugs used in routine treatments today were not even in the experimental stages," said Dr. William W. Frye, retiring chancellor of Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Or-leans, who was in Shreveport Thursday. "The drugs now used to treat high blood pressure, diabetes and to relieve and rehabilitate rheumatoid arthritis sufferers were simply not known. "WHEN I WAS a medical student 30 years ago, the mere thought of opening a heart for surgery was almost unknown. We now have new drugs to treat emotional disorders, such as tranquilizers, to keep some of the patients working instead of in mental institutions. "We also have radio-active isotopes for various treatments and diagnoses. Many infectious diseases which we used to have in the U.S. have ah lost completely disappeared — such as malaria and typhoid fever. "BUT WE STILL have mar virus diseases and no specif: cures for them. "When I was a resident i pediatrics at Vanderbilt v had many children with acut poliomyelitis and now we hav a vaccine for that. We now have new methods of immun zation against measles. "I have lived through th most exciting era in the histor of medicine. During that tim medical practice itself has changed considerably — such as in the fields of specializa-tion. But we have the best medical care services in the United States that can be founc anywhere in the world today. "ONE OF OUR BIG prob lems here is the ghetto and the diseases caused by poverty. 1 don't think we'll ever be able to properly treat the ghettos. The only answer is to eliminate the problem — get rid of the ghettos. "Even right now there is a c o m p l e t e revolution taking place in medicine with the result of new developments in tissue transplants." At his retirement from LSU Sept. 1, Dr. Frye will become president of the United Health Foundation, Inc., a research and development organization in New York City. "My job will be to work with voluntary agencies in the U.S. and help organize research and development programs. I will also be the director of a new program founded by the UHF known as the Tissue Trans-plant Information Center which will give information on tissues and tissue transplants, includ-ing what the laws are and what the needs are. "This will not be a medical program but a civic and civilian program where infor-mation of all kinds on tissue transplants is available to the public. We will also release information on how people can donate their tissues for trans-lants." DR. FRYE WILL also con-tinue as professor emeritus of tropical medicine at LSU. "I'm still an LSU supporter at heart and hope I can keep in continued contact with the school." Discussing the new meaicai school here, Dr. Frye said that for the past three years they have been building a staff and planning the curriculum with Dr. Edgar Hull as dean. The first class, with 32 students, will open Sept. 15 with 20 full-time staff instructors. He added that it would not have been possible without the in-tense interest and cooperation of the local medical societies, city officials and physicians. COMMENTING ON the new LSU Chancellor, Dr. William H. Stewart, who is resigning as surgeon general of the United States. Dr. Frye said that they have been "most fortunate in getting" Dr. Stewart. "He has been a practicing physician in Louisiana, an LSU graduate and wes the first professor of pediatrics at the LSU Medical School, he said. "As a director, he is not only a well-trained physician, but he has an interest in Louisiana and is aware of its problems in medicine. The state can be very proud of the fact that he will be LSU's chancellor."
|Title||Dr. Frye Cites Many Advances in Medicine|
|Creator||Causey, Bill, Jr.|
Frye, William W.
Administration (Louisiana State University Medical Center - Shreveport)
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (Shreveport, La.)
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