NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 14, 1975
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(Studio) Report on life-supporting machines.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Los Angeles, California) Patient kept alive with respirator at University of California at Los Angeles Med. Center Other equipment and devices described: pacemaker, intravenous feeding and kidney dialysis machine. [Cardiologist Dr. Ken. SHINE - speaks of limits to doing all that can be done for patient.] Hospital for care of severely crippled patients shown. Mrs. Lillian LeMonte, 69, lives in iron lung; has lived there 3 years Medicare pays her bills; Social Security gives her money. [Mrs. LeMONTE - says listens to radio, watches TV and looks at photos during day. Smoked for 40 years and should have known better. Wants to keep living.] John Paraschak, 18, paralyzed from neck down by football injury. Federal and state funds pay his bills. [PARASCHAK - watches a lot of TV. Wants to keep living.]
REPORTER: Roy Neal
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