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(Studio) Lawsuit being filed in Atlanta by family of man who died after being treated for cancer with Laetrile reported; physician being sued is member of Congress
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Atlanta, Georgia) Background of Representative Larry McDonald given; is noted he's member of John Birch Society which is known for support of Laetrile. McDonald's Laetrile treatment of Bircher,John Scott, who died of cancer, and Scott's family's lawsuit against McDonald detailed. Photo shown. [Scott attorney Burke LEWIS - says case is effort to show Laetrile doesn't work and doctor and hospital have duty to prevent patient from harming self.] Court proceedings and conflicts include testimony of Scott's son, Dan, and arguments of Lewis and Judge Richard Freeman, noted.
REPORTER: Martha Teichner Artist: Peggy Gage
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Teichner, Martha
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