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Medicine: Virginia / Fertility Fraud / Jacobson #335994

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 20, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Eric Engberg) Federal grand jury charges that Dr. Cecil Jacobson used his own sperm to inseminate his fertility patients featured; grand jury charges quoted on screen; excerpt shown from "60 Minutes". [US attorney Richard CULLEN - comments on Jacobson's abuse of patients' trust.] Jacobson said no longer practicing due to earlier accusations that he injected some patients with drugs that gave a false indication of pregnancy. [In 1988 on "60 Minutes", Jacobson's patient Vickie ECKERD - comments.] [Jacobson's attorney James TATE - comments on Jacobson's use of his own sperm.] Scientific tests said to show that Jacobson was the father of seven of his patients' babies.

Engberg, Eric;
Rather, Dan

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