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Test Tube Baby Lawsuit #259109

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 10, 1978
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(Studio) Report on New York City lawsuit against physician and hospital by couple chging. defs. halted couple's chances of producing 1st test tube baby.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) Details given about defense Dr. Raymond Vande Wiele's testimony about his halting attempt to help Doris Del Zio become mother of 1st test tube baby. Vande Wiele's position at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital mentioned. Involvement of Del Zios and of Dr. Landrum Shettles outlined. Vande Wiele's statements about experiments carried out in Nazi concentration camps, possibility that government funds to Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons would be cut off and involvement of Dr. William Sweeney in case noted.
REPORTER: Steve Young Artist: John Hart

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Young, Steve
Duration:
00:02:10

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