Search the Archive

California / Euthanasia Case #288953

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 08, 1983
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(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

Reporter(s):
Douglass, Linda;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:03:10

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.