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April 17, 1993 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As he does most mornings in the small Ontario town of Gravenhurst, retired truck driver Barry Jones went down to the local diner Friday morning to have a cup of coffee and shoot the breeze with friends. This time, though, he found a pall hanging over the restaurant. "Three of the mothers were sitting there sweating," Jones said, "because their kids had had surgery" at the prestigious Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, about an hour's drive to the south.
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July 29, 1998 | JULIE MARQUIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cardiac surgeon Jonah Odim, whose career has been jeopardized by a long-running inquest in Canada into the deaths of 12 children under his care in 1994, can continue studying and practicing at UCLA Medical Center, a medical committee at the hospital has ruled. Odim is free to treat patients but for now is on a "research rotation" as part of his transplantation fellowship, a medical center spokesman said.
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July 29, 1998 | JULIE MARQUIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cardiac surgeon Jonah Odim, whose career has been jeopardized by a long-running inquest in Canada into the deaths of 12 children under his care in 1994, can continue studying and practicing at UCLA Medical Center, a medical committee at the hospital has ruled. Odim is free to treat patients but for now is on a "research rotation" as part of his transplantation fellowship, a medical center spokesman said.
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February 24, 1995 | Times Staff Writer
A bleeding ulcer sent Secretary of State Warren Christopher to the hospital Thursday evening, interrupting his participation in U.S.-Canadian diplomatic talks and probably requiring him to stay in bed for several days. Christopher, 69, began to feel ill during the talks here Thursday. His Secret Service detail took him to Ottawa Civic Hospital, where physicians concluded that a tiny ulcer had been aggravated by an anti-inflammatory medicine he had been taking for arthritis.
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January 30, 1989 | From United Press International
A fire in the emergency room of the Hotel Dieu hospital in the Quebec town of St. Jerome killed five people Sunday and forced the evacuation of 300 patients, a police spokesman said.
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April 3, 1992 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The government of Canada's Northwest Territories has ordered an inquiry into abortion procedures at a prominent regional hospital after numerous allegations that women given abortions there were denied anesthesia, seemingly as a sort of punishment. The Northwest Territories Status of Women Council, an independent group in Yellowknife, said that it had received reports from 85 women claiming they had suffered agonizing pain during abortions performed without anesthetics.
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February 24, 1995 | Times Staff Writer
A bleeding ulcer sent Secretary of State Warren Christopher to the hospital Thursday evening, interrupting his participation in U.S.-Canadian diplomatic talks and probably requiring him to stay in bed for several days. Christopher, 69, began to feel ill during the talks here Thursday. His Secret Service detail took him to Ottawa Civic Hospital, where physicians concluded that a tiny ulcer had been aggravated by an anti-inflammatory medicine he had been taking for arthritis.
SCIENCE
May 7, 2003 | Thomas H. Maugh II, Times Staff Writer
The death rate from SARS is substantially higher than many experts had previously believed, reaching 13.2% among young and middle-aged people, and as high as 55% among those over 60, according to the first major study of patients. An international team of researchers studied the first 1,425 SARS patients in Hong Kong to reach the findings, published online Tuesday by the international medical journal the Lancet. "I'm not surprised that it is higher among elderly people," said Dr.
BUSINESS
September 23, 1990 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Gabriel, a Toronto landscape contractor, needed help fast. His life, a blur of cocaine and alcohol, was a shambles. Now broke, he longed to be admitted to a hospital treatment program for drug addicts. But Gabriel, 38, faced a three- to four-month wait for a hospital bed in Canada, where the socialized medical system is short of treatment facilities to counter a burgeoning drug problem. Then a local counseling agency suggested that he go to the United States for treatment.
NEWS
April 17, 1993 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As he does most mornings in the small Ontario town of Gravenhurst, retired truck driver Barry Jones went down to the local diner Friday morning to have a cup of coffee and shoot the breeze with friends. This time, though, he found a pall hanging over the restaurant. "Three of the mothers were sitting there sweating," Jones said, "because their kids had had surgery" at the prestigious Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, about an hour's drive to the south.
NEWS
April 3, 1992 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The government of Canada's Northwest Territories has ordered an inquiry into abortion procedures at a prominent regional hospital after numerous allegations that women given abortions there were denied anesthesia, seemingly as a sort of punishment. The Northwest Territories Status of Women Council, an independent group in Yellowknife, said that it had received reports from 85 women claiming they had suffered agonizing pain during abortions performed without anesthetics.
NEWS
January 30, 1989 | From United Press International
A fire in the emergency room of the Hotel Dieu hospital in the Quebec town of St. Jerome killed five people Sunday and forced the evacuation of 300 patients, a police spokesman said.
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