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Medicine / Med-Evac Helicopters #287575

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 02, 1983
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(Studio) Use of helicopters to evacuate wounded in Vietnam war under Med-Evac program recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Baltimore, Maryland) Current role of helicopters in civilian medical emergencies examined; films shown. [MD state OFFICIAL - describes increase in use of helicopters for patient evacuation.] Crucial time factor in medical emergencies explained. [Dr. River Adams COWLEY - praises Med-Evac edge in saving lives.] 1 accident examined as illustrating importance of Med-Evac. [Med. school student Jerry RUBIN - believes Med-Evac system is significant.] Survival rate among patients evacuated under Med-Evac system noted.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

Dean, Morton;
Rather, Dan

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