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Dr. Boycott / Malpractice Insurance Controversy #482760

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 19, 1975
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(Studio) Dr. boycott spreads from North to South California; doctors protesting high malpractice insurance premiums. California, Tennessee, New York legislature considering issue.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(San Francisco, California) Anesthesiologists' malpractice premiums extremely high. Many California hospitals performing emergency surgery only. [Patient Ray RUF - worries about boycott's effect on other seriously ill patients.] Hospitals hurt by boycott also. [Dr. Don WALKER - thinks malpractice insurance system must be changed.] Governor Ed Brown calls legislature into special session.
REPORTER: Fred Briggs

Briggs, Fred;
Chancellor, John

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