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Legion Disease / Deaths / Nickel Carbonyl Poisoning #489727

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 26, 1976
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(Studio) 2 more deaths attributed to Legion disease; victims attended Eucharistic Conf. in Philadelphia and visited or stayed in Bellevue Stratford Hotel. Disease still not diagnosed. 2 other victims in critical condition.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Studio) Med. detectives have found high concentration of nickel carbonyl in tissues of some victims, perhaps enough to kill. Theory being explored in Connecticut.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Farmington, Connecticut) Tests being conducted at University of Connecticut medical center Results received Wednesday night. [Dr. F. William SUNDERMAN, JR. - says tests inconclusive, but notes results of tests might indicate some connection.] Scientists here still don't know how much of toxin it takes to kill or how conventioneers could have gotten it.
REPORTER: Richard Hunt

(Studio) Scientists at CDC (Centers for Disease Control) in Atlanta wonder if nickel content due to knives used in autopsies.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Hunt, Richard

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