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Unnecessary Surgery / House #240989

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 15, 1975
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(Studio) House subcommittee studies charge of there being 2-3 million unnecessary surgical operations per year causing 10-15,000 deaths.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Dorothy O'Grady had back trouble diagnosed as uterus out of place when it was only problem relating to her foot. [O'GRADY - says has bad attitude towards doctors] [Maria VALENZUELA - tells of doctor deciding all her children needed tonsils out.] Public Citizens Health Research group, Dr. Sidney Wolfe, cites 1973 figures to point up what he termed national crisis.
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Shaw, Bernard
Duration:
00:01:40

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