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(Studio) 3 doctors and 5 other employees of Camarillo State Mental Hospital indicted by Ventura Cnty., California, grand jury in connection with 2 deaths of hospital patients. Have been reports of suspicious deaths in past several years throughout state mental hospital system.
(Los Angeles, California) (Scenes from documentary "Hurry Tomorrow" shown.) Incidents at Metropolitan Hospital noted. [California state health department spokesperson Dr. William KEATING - describes conditions of work in Metropolitan; says it's understandable how bad things could happen.] Investigations into deaths noted; 1 is case of John Edward Mulick. [Mulick's mother Mrs. Mildred SCHREIBER - says she talked to him twice in hospital and he wanted to come home.] [Stepfather Ernest SCHREIBER says Mulick said he was being given too much medicine.] Use of drugs in hospitals noted. Dr. Alexander Buehler is psychiatrist who prescribed drug for Mulick. [BUEHLER - says 1st he was criticized for not giving enough drugs, then for giving too much; notes collapse he suffered in September Says he's not normal.] Many employees say budget cuts by Ronald Reagan as governor severely limited staffs. Present Governor Jerry Brown is said by critics to oppose mental health programs; after scandal, Brown ordered personnel shake-up at hospitals and provided more money for personnel, which he had opposed 3 mos. ago. [BROWN - cites reasons for opposition.]
|Program Time:||05:43:00 pm - 05:48:00 pm. Duration: 05:00|
|Reporters:||Cronkite, Walter; Fromson, Murray|
|Link to this page||http://tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/program.pl?ID=243946|
|Broadcast Type:||Evening News Segment Type: News Content|