CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 07, 1981
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(Studio) Med. community's concern over possible elimination of emergency treatment system due to President Reagan's budget cuts noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Importance of shock trauma centers in emergency cases said illustrated by possible role George Washington Univ.'s trauma center played in saving lives of President Reagan and Press Secretary James Brady; films shown. [American Trauma Society spokesperson Dr. Thomas HUNT, Washington Hospital Center spokesperson Dr. Howard CHAMPION - claim link between Reagan's survival and his access to trauma center.] [Representative Henry WAXMAN and CHAMPION - discuss probability that had Reagan not been President nor Brady near trauma center, that both would have died.] Criticism of Reagan's proposal for state med. funds outlined.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton
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