CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 19, 1976
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(Studio) Columbus, Ohio, hospital says faulty equipment causes excessive cobalt radiation in 275 cancer patients.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Columbus, Ohio) Machines gave off excessive radiation for 11 mos. due to faulty probe. Av. overdose rate was 21%. [Riverside Hospital director of radiology Dr. Gordon TAYLOR - says may be side effects 2 or 3 years from now. Notes possible side effects.] [Hospital administration James FLYNN - believes there'll be few malpractice suits after patients individually informed of problem.] Some of cases were terminal cases.
REPORTER: Don Webster (WNBS-TV)
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