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Georgia Laetrile Malpractice Lawsuit #497594

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 22, 1978
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(Studio) Decision in malpractice lawsuit brought against Representative Larry McDonald, who is physician, by family of cancer victim to whom McDonald administered Laetrile reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Atlanta, Georgia) Background of case, involving cancer victim John Scott who received Laetrile from McDonald and later died, and details of court proceedings given. Jury award to Scotts noted. Claims and statements by attys. for Scott family and for McDonald and by Judge Richard C. Freeman outlined. McDonald's mbrship. in John Birch Society, which supports Laetrile, and his presence in Washington, DC at time of verdict mentioned. [Scott family attorney Burke LEWIS - says verdict indicates someone did something wrong.] McDonald attorney's reaction cited. [Mrs. Ruth SCOTT - believes in freedom, but it isn't freedom when it's at expense of fellow man.]
REPORTER: Bob Jimenez Unsigned sketches

Chancellor, John;
Jimenez, Bob

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