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Medicine: Baboon Liver Transplant #345115

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 29, 1992
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(New York: Jacqueline Adams) University of Pittsburgh Medical Center transplant of a baboon liver to a man suffering from hepatitis featured; scenes shown of the surgery. [University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Dr. Andreas TZAKIS - comments on the success of the operation.] Role of the drug FK-506 in the transplant noted. [University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Jeffrey ROMOFF - cites number of people who die waiting to receive donor organs.] Scenes shown of baboons and "Baby Fae" who received a baboon heart eight years ago. [Ethicist James NELSON - comments.]

Reporter(s):
Adams, Jacqueline;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:01:40

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