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American Agenda (Medicine: Animal Transplant Research) #157927

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 19, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: George Strait) Research into animal transplants and whether the procedures could put the general population at risk examined; operating room scenes shown. [Columbia-Presbyterian medical center Dr. Robert MICHLER - talks about baboon heart transplants.] [University of California at San Francisco Dr. Steven DEEKS - says baboon bone marrow transplant patient Jeff Getty is doing well.] The concern that baboons may harbor unknown agents noted; details given of recent cases in which humans died from animal viruses. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Dr. Philip NOGUCHI, Southwest Primate Center Dr. John ALLEN - express worries about dangers from baboon transplants.] [Loma Linda Hospital Dr. Leonard BAILEY - downplays the worries.]

Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George

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