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USSR : Inside The Other Side (Part IV) #101061

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 20, 1986
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.

(Tallinn, USSR : George Strait) USSR 's medical system examined in detail; scenes shown. [Georgetown Univ. spokesperson Murray FESHBACH - discusses system's problems evidenced in Soviet death rate, life expectancy.] Disease related statistics outlined on screen; patient Eva Mulrose cited as example [Academy of Med. Sciences spokesperson Dr. Nikolai TRAPEZNIKOV - compares US-USSR medical systems' attitude toward costs.] General lack of anesthesia in Soviet system discussed. [Ludmilla KUZNETSOVA - recalls uterine surgery without anesthesia as punishment for complaining about the pain.] [Dentist Olga EGOROVNA - (thru translator) explains Soviet approach to wages for laborers vs. professionals.] Willy Mulrose mentioned, shown.

(Studio: Ted Koppel) Part V announced.

Reporter(s):
Koppel, Ted;
Strait, George
Duration:
00:05:50

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