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AIDS / Hospital Closing #317442

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 06, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Houston, Texas: Harry Smith) Country's first hospital devoted solely to research &treatment of AIDS reported closing due to costs; details given, scenes shown. [Patient Chris KIHNEL - fears implications for AIDS research.] [American Med. International Incorporated spokesperson Ann WHEELER - explains economy necessity of move.] Ins. industry's attitude toward AIDS victims described. [Health Ins. Association of America president Carl SCHRAMM - defs. industry's position.] [Med. ethicist Earl SHELP - feels people are being abandoned.] No. predicted AIDS patients by 1991 mentioned.

Rather, Dan;
Smith, Harry

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