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Europe / Servicemen's Hospitals #230020

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 23, 1973
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(Studio) United States servicemen in West Germany face many hardships in country from devalued dollar to inadequate hospitals.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Nuremberg, West Germany) Intensive care unit for babies can't pass fire inspection requirements. [Pediatrician Major Thomas CHARBONNEL - describes fire hazard ward.] Makeshift operating rooms all over hospital. [Surgeon Major James POPE - discusses insect problem in makeshift operating rooms.] [Radiologist Major John HUTKA - explains x-ray machines in hospital and unsafe levels of radiation given off. Effects unknown.] Frustrated doctors complain to Washington, DC with regard to unsafe European hospitals. [Surgeon, POPE - says lack of money isn't problem, but use of money. Much money put into drug program rather than standard patient care programs.] Drug programs fail. [Psychiatrist Major Steven SIMRING - explains drug program.] Requests for needed personnel, equipment go unheeded.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

Cronkite, Walter;
Sheahan, John

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