CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 15, 1984
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(Studio) Report on modern plant said to have wondrous powers introduced
REPORTER: Morton Dean
(Harlingen, Texas) Medicinal properties ascribed to the aloe vera plant described. [Aloe user Alice GREEVY - comments.] Aloe's use by Cleopatra and Alexander the Great mentioned. Impt. of aloe vera as cash crop, primarily in Rio Grande valley of Texas, and controversy over its use detailed. Federal government concerns outlined. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) spokesperson Bruce BROWN - comments.] [Aloe Laboratories President R. C. BENSON - comments.] [Texas dermatologist Dr. Steven SCHWARTZ - comments on use of aloe vera.] Statements of advisory panels to FDA given.
REPORTER: Joan Snyder
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