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Medical society donates laser disc player to DHS science department

Staff reports

The Carson-Douglas Medical Society recently donated a $1,500 laser disc player for use in the school’s science department.

The device can be used in conjunction with a television screen for teaching topics such as biology and genetics as well as assisting students with their science projects, according to Dr. Mark Brune, the society’s physician representative for Douglas County.

The package included two laser discs, one dealing with genetics and the other bioscience, and reference books.

DHS science department chair Orlyn Fordham worked closely with Brune on the selection of the state-of-the-art player, which will be able to read older discs the department already owns.

“It’s going to be good, for as technology changes, it’s going to last for quite some time,” Brune said.

Brune practices at the Carson Valley Health Center in the Stratton complex in Gardnerville.

The society is a coalition of area physicians organized for the promotion of the art and science of medicine and the improvement of public health.

The group has been involved in legislative issues in order to improve health care in the state, Brune said. Additionally, the physicians are intent on promoting scientific thinking in Douglas County and Carson City.

The donation to DHS follows last year’s gift to Carson High School for a $1,500 dark phase microscope.

President of the Carson-Douglas Medical Society is Dr. Joe Walls, who practices orthopedic surgery in Carson City.