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    The "Doctors' Hobbies Exhibition" at the British Medical Association's headquarters in London, shows that physicians take their pastimes as seriously as their medical work.

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    The "Doctors' Hobbies Exhibition" at the British Medical Association's headquarters in London, shows that physicians take their pastimes as seriously as their medical work.

    Third such exhibition organised by a pharmaceutical company, it was opened Nov. 16. By far the predominant hobby is photography. Painting is a strong second.

    Of all the exhibits, ranging from the smallest TV to an opera, the Lyburn steam bath-refrigerator is probably by far and away the most important. It is a unique method of dispersing thrombosis. Its basic principle is to make the body breathe through the skin. Eight feet tall the two-compartment 'box' freezes the patient's head and increases the remainder of the body's temperature by wet heat to 112 degrees Fahrenheit. The skin sweats increasingly and absorbs oxygen. Circulation is stimulated and the thrombosis dispersed. The head, meanwhile, is subjected to between four and fourteen degrees of frost. This low temperature safeguards the brain from lethal effects of steam heat in the lower compartment. Dr. Lyburn's invention has been successfully used several times. One patient was brought to the steam-refrigerator unit unconscious. Within five minutes he revived and was well.

    Winning entry in the painting section was orthopaedic surgeon R.C. Murray's "Return to Consciousness" - the completion of a delicate operation. This item was chosen as the Third Outstanding Award of the Exhibition.

    Lady doctors weren't left out of the exhibition. They were strongest in the womanly arts - knitting and embroidery. Winner of the embroidery section was Yugoslav expatriate Dr. Zoe Dryer. Her two exhibits, 'Alpine Lake' and 'Hunter and his dogs', took 2 1/2-years to make.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA989OLX0O11IZCX0VGNGZ7GAZ7
    Media URN:
    VLVA989OLX0O11IZCX0VGNGZ7GAZ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
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    N/A

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