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China Today: A New Look / Medicine #455114

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 30, 1971
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(Studio) Two aspects of Chinese medicine reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Shansi Province, China (People's Republic)) Man with cold treated by acupuncture; 3 needles stuck in him. No one knows exactly why acupuncture works.
REPORTER: Alessandro Casella

(Peking, China (People's Republic)) Army doctors find acupuncture works as anaesthesia. Operation on tuberculosis sufferer shown. One needle stuck in his forearm; then point of his left lung removed. He was fully awake.
REPORTER: Alessandro Casella

(Sha She Yu, China (People's Republic)) Female doctor lives in country and visits people in her area. She's one of "barefoot doctors"; gives advice on hygiene and birth control and cures minor ills; calls commune doctor if serious case found.
REPORTER: Alessandro Casella

(Peking, China (People's Republic)) Doctors treat deaf through acupuncture. Hearing restored by this and other treatment. Acupuncture efficient, cheap and easily done.
REPORTER: Alessandro Casella

(Studio) Series on China Today showed some of things Nixon may see in China. Casella's trip to China and films controlled by government, but give idea of happenings there.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Casella, Alessandro;
Chancellor, John

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