CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 25, 1983
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(Studio) Current status of guerrilla offensive in El Salvador described; details given.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(Boston, Massachusetts) Efforts of Quaker physician Charles Clements to bring medical care to rural El Salvador examined; his background in Vietnam recalled. Photos, films shown courtesy Pan American Films. [CLEMENTS - describes local remedy for iron deficiency; notes murder of civilians, doctors] Current death rate among children in El Salvador and other health-related statistics outlined on screen, discussed. [CLEMENTS - notes disappearance last week of Lutheran doctor and Salvadoran government's ignoring of United States calls for his release; claims medical care is considered subversive act in El Salvador.] "New England Journal of Med." article discussing other cases of medical personnel kidnappings and attacks quoted on screen, discussed.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton
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