Southwest Chinese Journal (Houston, Tex.), Vol. , No. , Ed. 1 Saturday, October 1, 1977 Page: 14 of 16
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MARY S. K. KWAN, M.D.,
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Southwest Chinese Journal
Speaks on the subject.... Kissing
love, can some-
times react in
tion to one's
Dr. Mary Kwan,
facts of a re-
cent news re-
lease by Leslie
of the American
Said Dr. Kwan,
"I never dis-
pense, or write
to the unmarried
woman for 'the
pill' because it
would be diffi-
cult to answer
to parents for
the painful results of promiscuous relationships so preva-
"Dr. Nicholas provided information in Ann Lander's column
and I agree 100%."
"With the increase of oral sexual activity any discussion
about kissing should include the answers to these four
question0. Whom are you kissing?
(2) How are you kissing?
(3) What are you kissing?
(*0 V/here are you kissing?
In the act of enthusiastic kissing, enough cells of the
superficial layers of the lips may be abraded as to permit
the syphilis germs to enter WITHOUT an obvious cracked or
Gonorrhea germs can lodge in the tonsils and pharynx.
These germs may be transmitted by deep kissing.
Warts are a viral infection. When present on the lips,
warts can be transferred by kissing to any part of the
body...not only the lips.
Herpes are caused by another virus. There are two types...
Herpes Simplex I is supposed to occur "above the navel," and
Herpes Simplex II, "below the navel." However, with the
kissing of various areas being practiced so freely by some
people, either type may occur anywhere on the individual.
Therefore, a person with active fever blisters on the
lips is considered infectious at least until the blisters
are dried and peel off, and that person should refrain
from kissing because the virus may be spread to friends and
"This medical-knowledge released to the general public
belongs in the category of preventative medicine. In my
observation, women with many sexual partners, have the
greater number of cervical cancer."
Dr. Mary S. K. Kwan is an Internal Medicine Specialist
recently arrived from Chicago where she practiced for
five years. She opted for the warmer Southern climate,
in exchange for the dreary, dismal weather of the windy
city. The temperature in Texas is similar to where she
once lived...Hong Kong.
Her office next to the Bellaire General Hospital is
meticulous, as Dr. Kwan herself...for among specialists,
the Diagnostician is the vigilante against medical
diseases. Given a jigsaw puzzle of information, Dr.
Kwan is an ace among medical detectives for uncovering the
root causes of most any problem.
Dr. Kwan is originally from Mainland China, became a
Catholic, attended a Catholic High School...Santa Rosa de
Lima (Portuguese)...in Macao.
Although Catholic, Dr. Kwan confesses she is not preju-
diced for she has provided time and volunteered medical
Double Ten Celebrations
The Association of Chinese Organizations of Houston
has planned several events in celebration of the 66th
Anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China.
On Sunday, October 9th, a ceremony and cocktail buffet
will be held in the auditorium of the On Leong Chinese
Merchants Association Bldg., 810 Chartres at 4 pm.
Then at 7 pm. that same night, a talent showbill
be held at Ezekiel Cullen Auditorium on the University
of Houston campus. Immediately following the program
at 10 pm, a Chinese movie will be shown.
Invitations have gone out to many dignitaries and
community leaders to attend a cocktail reception on Oct-
ober 11th from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Marriott Motor Hotel.
The party is sponsored by the Consul General of the
Republic of China and Mrs. S. H. Lee.
Get It On
by Tammy Leong & Michclc Fang
SING!I! Come sing at Singspir-
ation! The date has been changed
from October 1st to October 15th.
Singspiration starts at 7 pm and
ends at 10pm. So come to Kim
Wong's house, 5746 Ariel.
CBC was invited to partic-
ipate in a Skating Party by
Bethel Independent Presbyterian
Church. It will be at Ice Haus
in Town & Country from 7 to 9 pm
on Oct. 8th. We need to know
how many are going to come, so
please call David Lee at 686-1320.
services in Protestant denominations as well. She has
given generously in churches in the education and preven-
tion of the #1 fatality in the nation...heart disease.
"Medical research continues," related Dr. Kwan, "but strong
evidence points a finger to dogs and cats as the instiga-
tors of multiple sclerosis...especially the smaller
animals which are kept indoors, rather than raised out-
doors. A study reported in the Journal of the American
Medical Association reported 92% had been in close contact
with a household pet prior to the onset of the illness.
The incidence of the contact was impressive (especially
with sick dogs)."
I had a personal friend, a physician, who was struck
down with this dread disease...it is incurable...as is
herpes. It gives no apparent symptans and waits in incuba-
tion for years...then one day the problem arrives in
multiplicity...which accounts for the name, multiple
sclerosis. It is a degenerative disease of the central
nervous system. Spasticity, incoordination, hyperactive
and abnormal deep reflexes, absence of abdominal reflexes,
nystagmus appearo Death is usually due to intercurrent
infections and bladder paralysis."
After graduation from Ursuline College in Louisville,
Kentucky, Dr. Kwan studied at the National Taiwan Univer-
sity College of Medicine and Northwestern University
Medical School in Chicago. When awarded her M.D. she
desired to press on to further training to acquire her
specialty...and thus, she continued to fulfill interne
and residency requirements at Northwestern, at the Welsey
Memorial Hospital and the University of Illinois (affili-
ated with Mercy Hospital and the Medical Center).
Dr. Kwan speaks both the Cantonese and the Mandarin
(Quotes from Ann Landers, courtesy of Field Enterprises
(copyrighted 1977) Houston Chronicle (Jack Loftis).
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