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Medicine: Mental Retardation #330211

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 29, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Detroit: Susan Spencer) Use of controversial device "Sibis" to condition mentally retarded children not to beat themselves examined; clinic tapes shown of beating behavior. [Mother Susan PHELAN - describes mentally retarded son's behavior.] [Children's Hospital- Columbus Thomas LINSCHEID - says these children can injure themselves; defends use of device.] [Association for Retarded Children Alan ABESON - calls it punishment.] [Grandmother Norma VAN DUSER - defends use of device.] [Patients' attorney Richard LANDAU - says Sibis is treatment of last resort.] Concern that institutions would abuse use of Sibis device explained. [Autism Society Dan TORISKY - comments.]

Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan

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