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Special Segment (Laetrile Judgment) #516538

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 30, 1981
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(Studio) Results of 1st government-controlled test of Laetrile on humans suffering from cancer reported; FDA's efforts to ban Laetrile, also known as Amygdalin recalled.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) Findings of National Cancer Institute's tests examined; films shown. [Mayo Clinic spokesperson Dr. Charles MOERTEL - notes lack of effect of Laetrile on cancer.] Impact of political pressure in support of Laetrile noted; Tijuana's incrd. popularity as treatment center for cancer victims noted calling for bus tours from Los Angeles clinics. [Hoxsey Clinic spokesperson Dr. Yolanda FRIEDAY, Cydel Clinic spokesperson Dr. Frank SULLIVAN, Gerson Clinic spokesperson Charlotte Gerson STRAUSS - promote their clinics.] Various therapies available, include Laetrile, discussed; patient Jean Patton's situation cited as example [Jean PATTON and husband - discuss her reaction to chemotherapy.] Patients from Tijuana clinics said arriving at Chula Vista, California, hospital near death. [Hospital spokesperson Veronica THERIAK - comments on patient's reaction to Laetrile clinics.]
REPORTER: Robert Bazell

Bazell, Robert;
Chancellor, John

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