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Medicine: Infant Mortality / Washington, DC #124706

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 13, 1990
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) High rate of infant mortality in United States noted.

(Washington: Jeanne Meserve) Link of infant mortality problems in Washington, DC, to mothers' use of drugs featured. [Public health commissioner Dr. Reed TUCKSON - says crack cocaine abuse leads to high infant mortality.] [Mother "CONNIE" - says she will do drugs again.] [Washington, DC, General Hospital Dr. Howard WOOD - discusses addictions.] [Disguised WOMAN - comments.] [TUCKSON - cites statistics on infant mortality for black babies.] Other risks to unborn and new born babies here reviewed. [Pregnant woman "LORENA" - says she does not want third child.] Service cuts at clinics noted. [TUCKSON - elaborates on problem.]

(Studio: Carole Simpson) Resignation of Tuckson as health commissioner this week cited.

Meserve, Jeanne;
Simpson, Carole

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