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Baby Fae / Heart Transplant #87493

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 29, 1984
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(Studio) Controversy over transplantation of baboon heart into California infant known as Baby Fae explained,
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Los Angeles, California) Transplant circumstances examined; photos shown. History of similar baboon heart transplants recalled. [University of California at Los Angeles medical school spokesperson Dr. Paul TERASAKI - questions why baby's doctors didn't consider human heart transplant first.] [Loma Linda Univ. medical center spokesperson Dick SCHAEFER - explains center's research into transplanting animal hearts into humans.] [Humanities professor Dr. Art CAPLAN - cites possibility child was used as guinea pig.] [Artificial heart pioneer Dr. Willem KOLFF - defs. decision to use baboon heart.]
REPORTER: Andrea Naverson

(Studio) Med., ethical and public policy issues raised by Baby Fae case discussed; Dr. Leonard L. Bailey's inability to get research published considered. "Nightline" announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings, Dr. Tim Johnson

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Naverson, Andrea
Duration:
00:04:30

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