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America Close Up (Medicine: Plastic Surgery In Russia) #584061

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 13, 1992
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(Studio: Jane Pauley) Report introduced.

(Yekaterinaberg, Russia: Jim Maceda) Joint program of American and Russian plastic surgeons working together to combat birth defects featured; scenes shown from the Siberian city of Yekaterinaberg, Russia, where two weeks of surgery took place. Case of one Russian orphan girl followed from diagnosis to operation to adoption by an American family. [University of California at Davis Medical School Dr. Jonathan SYKES - comments on a cleft palate case.] Russian surgeon Dr. Alexei IZMALKOV - (thru translator) comments on the work.] [Adopting mother Patricia SHUFFEL - talks about the kids.]

Maceda, Jim;
Pauley, Jane

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