ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 17, 1972
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(Studio) Alabama Governor George Wallace learns, in hospital room, he won Maryland and Michigan primaries. Doctors disagree as to whether he will ever be able to walk again.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) Doctors attending Wallace say spinal cord is not fractured and he may not have permanent paralysis. His chances of walking are, however, less than 50-50. Doctors J.G. Galbraith and Baltazar Perez report on Gov's. condition, contradicting report permanent paralysis inevitable. Further surgery expected to remove bullet lodged against spine. Convalescence should take 4-6 mos. [Family spkmn., Robert LICHENSTEIN - says Wallace took newspaper from him to read election returns himself.] Wallace expected to stay at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD.
REPORTER: Steve Bell
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