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Legionnaires Disease / Cong. Report #40570

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 28, 1976
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(Studio) Report ready on congress report with regard to "legionnaires' disease."
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(No location given) Report is to House subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Finance from Chairperson Representative John M. Murphy. Subcommittee is part of Committee on Interstate and For. Commerce. Report says what happened at Philadelphia hotel could have been act of paranoid person using poison gas. Reporter asks Representative Murphy with regard to letter. [MURPHY - says letter threatened murder of President, mentioned nickel carbonyl and other chemicals. Says when psychiatrist at Walter Reed Hospital examined letter, was reported type of personality who wrote letter could have committed act in Philadelphia. Cites details of letter.] Murphy report charges cause of disease will never be known; tissue samples put in preservative which erases evidence of toxic substances; is known disease wasn't virus, but not known what it was.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

Bergman, Jules;
Walters, Barbara

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