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(Studio) House subcommittee hearings on effects of medical and dental x-rays reported
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Incr. in physicians' and dentists' use of X-rays, thus incring. patients' risks of cancer and also causing higher medical bills detailed. [Radiologist Dr. John McCLENAHAN - discusses problems with physicians who have own x-ray machines.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Commissioner Don. Kennedy's remark that government can't stop unnecessary x-rays reported [KENNEDY - says this is up to patients.] Complaints of some with regard to difficulty of questioning doctor's decision once x-rays are advised stated.
REPORTER: Robert Bazell
- Bazell, Robert;
- Chancellor, John
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