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Dr. Shortage / McLaughlin, South Dakota #29429

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 04, 1974
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(Studio) Dr. shortage especially acute in Great Plains section of US.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(McLaughlin, South Dakota) Because of heart attack, Dr. Gus Torkildson must retire after 25 years in McLaughlin. Town unable to find replacement. [Dr. procurement committee Merle LOFGREN - discusses opportunities awaiting new dr. Believes most young doctors had rather specialize than be general practitioner.] [Dr. TORKILDSON - says new doctor in McLaughlin to feel he's needed. Discusses drawbacks.] [Patient Thomas GOLDADE - doesn't know what will happen if doctor can't be found.]
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs

Dobbs, Greg;
Reasoner, Harry

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