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New York / Surgery Scandal #249539

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 02, 1977
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(Studio) Indictments of hospital and some staff members in case in Suffolk Cnty., New York, on Long Island noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Suffolk Cnty., New York) Indictments charging 2 doctors and assts. with allowing med. salesman's participation in surgery detailed. [Suffolk Cnty. district attorney Henry O'BRIEN - cites charges in indictment.] Background of case given, involving surgery performed in 1975 at Smithtown General Hospital on Frank Mirando, include sources' reports that Zimmer United States of America salesman William MacKay participated in it. (Photo courtesy "Newsday.") [MIRANDO - cites feelings about doctors] (Zimmer USA, Incorporated training and sales film shown.) Company's claims with regard to film cited. [Zimmer spokesperson Robert RASOR - describes salesmen's training, but notes it's never salesman's job to perform operation.] Physicians' views of nonmed. personnel in operating room, possible sentences and fines in New York case and grand jury probe of possible other such cases noted.
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

Kilpatrick, Jim;
Mudd, Roger

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