ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 15, 1975
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(Studio) House investigation subcommittee begins hearings on charges of 2-3 million unnecessary surgical operations performed yearly
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) [Dorothy O'GRADY - tells of having uterus and 1 ovary removed after going to doctor for back trouble.] 2 operations followed. Her backache cured with shoe lift. [O'GRADY - says spine crooked. Explains how this causes backaches.] Consumer research doctor says 1 in 5 operations unnecessary, causing 10,000 deaths year [O'GRADY - says would ask another dr. if had to do it over.] 2nd opinions needed.
REPORTER: Don Farmer
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