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Parkinson's Disease #317944

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 01, 1988
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Atlanta, Georgia: Susan Spencer) Parkinson's disease victim professor Don. Evans featured. [EVANS - will try anything.] Controversial operation involving transfer of adrenal gland cells to brain reported raising hopes of Parkinson's sufferers; details given. [Emory Univ. Dr. Ray WATTS - thinks operation works.] [NYU medical center Dr. Abraham LIEBERMAN - comments on operation's success.] [National Parkinson Fndn. Dr. William WEINER - declares no proven benefits of operation.] Mexican doctors reported shocking United States medical community by performing operation on humans in 1986. Muhammad Ali mentioned undergoing operation. [WATTS - comments on resulting pressure upon United States doctors] Operation illustrated. [WATTS - is unsure how operation works.] Animal research reported not moving as quickly as human procedures. [WEINER - says more humans than monkeys have had operations.] [Neurosurgeon Dr. Ignacio MADRAZO - praises operation.] [LIEBERMAN - defends operation.] Evans reported continuing plans for operation.

Schieffer, Bob;
Spencer, Susan

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