CBS Evening News for Friday, Dec 14, 1984
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Louisville, Kentucky) Condition of artificial heart recipient William Schroeder after suffering stroke last night examined; photos shown courtesy Humana Hospital. Psychological impact on Schroeder, Dr. William DeVries and others noted. [Dr. Allan LANSING - is optimistic; acknowledges Schroeder's depression.] [Jasper, IN, RESIDENTS - remain hopeful.] Hospital's temporary suspension of plans for further artificial heart implants explained.
REPORTER: Karen Stone
(Los Angeles, California) Possible implications of Schroeder's stroke for artificial heart program examined. [Hastings Center bioethicist Arthur CAPLAN - considers ethical questions.] [Med. humanities professor Norman COUSINS - cautions against viewing such advanced technology as panacea.] [December 2, SCHROEDER - praises DeVries.] [LANSING - feels stroke was sobering influence.] [Dera COMPRY - opposes prolonging life with machines.] Comfry mentioned heading group sharing his views; Barney Clark's experience with artificial heart recalled.
REPORTER: Ned Potter
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