NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 15, 1969
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(Studio) Survival rate high for Vietnam war. Senator Sub. Committee questions Veterans Administration hospitals' care.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(DC) [University of California at Los Angeles Psychiatrist Dr. Louis WEST - says too easy for hospitals to rely on chemicals to quiet patients. Dosage increased to keep him quiet. Man has invisible barrier (drugs) between him and rest of world.] [Sen Alan CRANSTON - asks if some men given up on due to lack of funds?] [WEST - says no doubt.]
REPORTER: No reporter given
(Long Beach, California) Hospital here viewed as best in United States for spinal cord injuries. [Dr. Ernest BORS - says quality of care not enough. Need money for more personnel.] Bors retiring after 25 years [BORS - says knows more now about treatments, but not enough people to help give good care. Owe them best of care. Hopes we go back to type of care Veterans Administration had before.] Different therapies shown.
REPORTER: Don Oliver
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