CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 29, 1984
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(Studio) Condition of Baby Fae following transplant of baboon heart into her reported
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Loma Linda, California) Controversy surrounding physicians' decision to use baboon heart rather than human organ for transplant examined; circumstances surrounding infant's surgery reviewed. Films, photos shown. [Med. center spokesperson Dick SCHAEFER - explains doctors' decision.] [Dr. Leonard BAILEY - notes potential for other organ transplants.] History of animal heart transplant recalled. [Dr. James HARDY - anticipates baboon farms supplying heart transplants.] [Fund for Animals spokesperson Michael GIANNELLI - opposes such animal sacrifices.] [SCHAEFER - responds.] Defense of creationism theory by Seventh Day Adventists, owners of medical center where transplant was performed, outlined.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen
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