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Legionnaires' Disease / Legion's Return To Philadelphia #499677

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 12, 1978
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(Studio) Legionnaires' disease outbreak at American Legion convention in Philadelphia in 1976 recalled. Convention's return to city this year reported.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Studies of Legionnaires who came into contact with diseases detailed. [Disease victim Thomas PAYNE - had no qualms about coming to Philadelphia.] Allentown, Pennsylvania, physician's study of Legionnaires presently at convention detailed. [Dr. Gary LATTIMER - reports findings that some men had indications of having had disease, but had never been diagnosed as having it.] Lattimer's belief that permanent lung damage may have resulted from disease stated.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

Bittermann, Jim;
Brinkley, David

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