CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 08, 1983
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(Studio) Oath of Hippocrates quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Los Angeles, California) Murder trial of Doctors Neil Barber and Robert Nejdl for death of comatose patient Clarence Herbert examined. [Deputy district attorney Nikola MIKULICICH - thinks doctors' action was intentional murder.] Background to case explained. [Patsy HERBERT - recalls being told husband was brain-dead.] [BARBER - claims Herbert wanted no heroics to save his life.] [Nurse Sandra BARDINELLA - questions humanity of starving patient to death.] Bardinella noted bringing case to authorities' attention [BARDINELLA - believes essentials of life should be provided.] [Ethics professor John PARIS - defs. doctors' actions.] Med. questions involved in Herbert's condition noted. [Dr. John GILROY - thinks Herbert had chance of recovery.] [PARIS - notes implications of case for other physicians.]
REPORTER: Linda Douglass
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