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United States Med. System: Physician Heal Thyself (Part III) #306084

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 26, 1985
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Boston, Massachusetts) Need for medical profession to police itself examined; case of convicted rapist Dr. Roger Mamay's success in practicing medicine in several states despite criminal problems detailed as example [Judge Robert BARTON - blames profession for Mamay's continued practice until convicted of raping elderly patient; explains.] Med. profession's tradition of protecting its members discussed; illustrations given. [Dr. Sidney WOLFE - notes lack of disciplinary action for most incompetent doctors] Massachusetts's poor record of medical discipline of wayward physicians discussed. [Former medical bd. chairperson Dr. Salvatore MANGANO - describes Massachusetts board's failure to stop incompetent doctors] Econ. problems experienced by Massachusetts board outlined. [Med. law professor George ANNAS - notes lack of government, public or professional support for medical bds.] [Massachusetts consumer affairs secretary Paula GOLD - cites need for board to receive pertinent info.] [Dist. attorney Scott HARSHBARGER - believes massive under-reporting of malpractice cases exists.]
REPORTER: Bill Redeker

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Redeker, Bill
Duration:
00:03:50

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