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Baby Fae / Heart Transplant #294113

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 30, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Loma Linda, California) Contd. recovery of infant identification as Baby Fae after receive baboon heart transplant examined; child noted setting survival record for animal transplant so far. [Dr. David HINSHAW - praises baby's condition.] Films shown. Controversy over physicians' decision to use baboon heart rather than exercise other options discussed. [HINSHAW - feels Baby Fae had no alternative.] Infant's condition explained with diagram. [Charles LEEPER - recalls son Kelly's similar condition, corrective surgery.] Success rate of surgery such as that performed on Leeper's son and skepticism of his Boston surgeons over Baby Fae's case noted. [Boston spokesperson Dr. Aldo CASTANEDA - comments.] [HINSHAW - notes family agreed with decision.] Dr. Leonard Bailey, Baby Fae's surgeon, said pessimistic over her chances with corrective surgery.] [Dr. John MACE - describes disgust of Baby Fae's mother over controversy.]
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

Bowen, Jerry;
Rather, Dan

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