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American Medical Association Conference / Child Death / Cancer #477351

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 23, 1974
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(Studio) American Medical Association meets for annual conference in Chicago, Illinois. Discussion expected to center around law providing check on quality and costs of federal financed med. programs. Federal money for medical research to come under scrutiny also. Most doctors feel more money needed for research on cancer - American's #1 child killer.
REPORTER: Floyd Kalber

(Bay Town, Texas) Christie Ann Holland diagnosed as leukemia patient at age 10; somehow disease reversed and Christie now leads normal life at 18. [Mrs. Betty HOLLAND - explains family reaction when Christie's case was considered terminal.] [Christie HOLLAND - believes her recovery has been a miracle.]
REPORTER: George Lewis

(Houston, Texas) Despite modern advancements, cancer kills more children than any other disease. [Dr. Don. FERNBACH - says cancer research hard hit by lack of funds.] [National Cancer Institute Dr. Frank RAUSCHER - explains what is being done with federal funds.] Doctors feel frustration in dealing with cancer in children.
REPORTER: George Lewis

Reporter(s):
Kalber, Floyd;
Lewis, George
Duration:
00:04:20

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