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Artificial Heart #294528

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 26, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Louisville, Kentucky) Condition of William Schroeder after receive artificial heart yesterday reported; films shown. [Margaret SCHROEDER - Melvin SCHROEDER - are optimistic.] Jarvik 7 heart implant discussed. [Dr. Allan LANSING - describes Schroeder's current condition.] Necessity for second operation due to complications mentioned. [Linus BREITWIESER, Jim HOWE - consider both Schroeder and Barney Clark heroes.] Clark's experience as first recipient of artificial heart recalled. [Una Loy CLARK - believes husband felt gratified helping future recipients.]
REPORTER: Ned Potter

(DC) Controversy over Clark's artificial heart implant, centering on need and cost issues, recalled; similar questions said raised with Schroeder's surgery. [Harvard spokesperson Harvey FINEBERG - considers artificial heart device an expensive means of saving lives.] Clark's hospital bill mentioned. Issue of Clark's physician Dr. William DeVries' decision to leave state hospital for Humana Corporation with promise of corporate funding for 100 artificial heart operations discussed. [Humana Incorporated spokesperson David JONES - defs. profit motive.] [Stk. analyst Todd RICHTER - agrees.] [Dr. George MACOVERN, "New England Journal of Medicine" spokesperson Dr. Arnold RELMAN - fear future health care will be determined by ability to pay rather than need.]
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Potter, Ned;
Rather, Dan;
Tucker, Lem

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