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Caesareans #315824

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 22, 1987
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(Studio: Charles Kuralt) Report introduced.

(Miami, Florida: Bob Faw) Physicians' increase use of Caesareans (C-sections) for delivery of infants due to their fear of malpractice suits examined; birth of Stephen Artel shown. Suit filed by parents of Peter Charino explained. [Dr. Sanford YANKOV - believes frequency of Caesareans would decrease if only patient's &baby's well-being were taken into consideration.] [Attorney Stanley ROSENBLATT - accuses doctors of performing unnecessary C- sections out of greed.] [WOMAN - notes convenience of her C-section in regards to her work schedule.] [Dr. Paul GLUCK -feels too many want convenience first.] [WOMAN - notes pain from C-section is delayed.] Health risks to mother of Caesareans cited.

Faw, Bob;
Kuralt, Charles

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