NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 18, 1975
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(Studio) Strike of interns and resident doctors going on in 20 nonprofit New York hospitals; strikers want hrs. cut down. Doctors Richard Palmer &Malcolm Todd, 2 top officers of AMA, back strikers.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(NYC) Strikers say they sometimes work 110 hrs. per week [Strike leader Dr. Richard KNUTSON - says doctors reach point in medical career when they wish a patient would die because of long strenuous hrs. required of doctor] [Dr. David POMRINSE - says long hrs. are part of becoming doctor Can't believe these doctors can be in such bad physical condition.] Young doctors no longer accept older doctors' viewpoints automatically. [Dr. Jonathan BERMAN - believes it's better to stand up for ideals rather than submit to unreasonable authority.] Another strike scheduled next month in Chicago.
REPORTER: Richard Hunt
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