Lecture 35 - Smoking

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1 Smoking Biology 1F25 for Biology Non-Majors Lecture 35 Background Reading Textbook, Chapter 19, also pages 97- 99, and 180-184. The People Who Prepared This Lecture Harry Peery Alan Castle Rod Serling – The Twilight Zone • Famous for his moral and environmental lessons in the science fiction TV series Twilight Zone. • Wrote script for movie Planet of the Apes • Lived from 1924- 1975 “I happen to think that the singular evil of our time is prejudice. It is from this evil that all other evils grow and multiply.” Rod Serling, 1967
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2 Rod Lived in Interlaken, near Ithaca, New York • At the end of his career, he was teaching at Ithaca College, a 4-year-and- master’s-program college on the hill opposite from the hill on which Cornell University is located. Ithaca college sits on top of South Hill overlooking Ithaca and Cayuga Lake. It has 7,000 students and specializes in the arts, TV and motion picture, and humanities. It also has a school of physical therapy. Rod Serling smoked 5 packs a day • His gravelly voice indicated chronic laryngitis, a common sign of a person who smokes. It is often a prelude to cancer. • He was spared the agony of cancer but died on the operating table as they attempted to do bypass surgery for coronary atherosclerosis. Smoking also ages the skin prematurely, making Serling look much older and more wrinkled than he really was. He was only 50 when he died, but he looked 70. This picture was taken when he was in his late 30s. Peter Jennings • Peter Jennings was the anchor of ABC News from 1983-2005 and was a Canadian and US citizen. • He announced in April 2005 that he had lung cancer and would be retiring. He died four months later in August, 2005. • He was a heavy smoker but had quit in 1982. It was too late. Cancer cells were already growing. • Half of his ashes are buried in the Gatineau Hills near Ottawa where he had his summer home and the other half in Long Island where he had his US home. Jennings looked old when he made the announcement about his lung cancer. Below, Jennings in earlier days. Jennings first started working at CTV news before going to the US. King George VI • Died in 1952 at age 56 of complications from the removal of a cancerous lung. • Officially, his death was attributed to a heart attack during his sleep. George VI in 1952 ten years after the photo below and just before his death. George VI in 1942 and a stamp of 1946
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3 Sigmund Freud Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was the founder of modern psychoanalysis and the “co- discoverer” of the first local anesthetic drug. It was he who first suggested that cocaine would be a great local anesthetic (it is still used for that purpose in ERs today). He had over 30 operations for cancer of the
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