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Test Tube Babies / Lawsuit / British Experiment #258810

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 17, 1978
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(Studio) Report on beginning of New York City trial in case brought against physician whom Florida couple claims destroyed test tube embryo that would have become their baby.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) [Doris Del ZIO - describes feelings about test tube process.] Background of Del Zio's experience with Columbia Presbyterian Med. Center gynecologist Dr. Landrum Shettles, who pioneered test tube baby process, given. Orders by Shettles' superior at hospital, Dr. Raymond Vande Wiele that test tube be taken from Columbia University incubator reported Shettles' photos of developing embryo shown. [SHETTLES - states questions he was asked and his replies.] Del Zio's lawsuit against Vande Wiele and others noted. Shettles' present work in Randolph, VT, hospital mentioned. [SHETTLES - cites process involved.] [Princeton University spokesperson Paul RAMSEY - says this technology won't be limited.] Mrs. DEL ZIO - hopes she's helping others with similar fertility problems to have own children.] Court proceedings outlined.
REPORTER: Steve Young Artist: Al Herr

(Studio) Expected upcoming birth of test tube baby in Britain reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Bristol, England) Details given about test tube baby's birth awaited in Oldham, Lancastershire, hospital by Bilbert and Lesley Brown of Bristol. Press attempts to get information about Browns detailed. [Neighbor Marjorie COLES - hopes things go well for Mrs. Brown.] [Gwen BRITTON - comments on Mrs. Brown's desire for child.] [Joan CADDICK - discusses reasons she thinks Brown's won't return to neighborhood.]
REPORTER: Susan Peterson

Mudd, Roger;
Peterson, Susan;
Young, Steve

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