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Baby Fae Controversy #87721

ABC Evening News for Friday, Nov 16, 1984
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(Studio) Controversy over implantation of artificial heart in Barney Clark recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Boston, Massachusetts) Ethical questions arising from Baby Fae controversy discussed. [Dr. Michael DeBAKEY, Dr. Eric ROSE, Dr. Keith REEMTSMA, Dr. Carl STEEG - debate baboon heart transplant procedure.] General atmosphere within scientific community over issue cited; possible role of Loma Linda's Seventh Day Adventist affiliations in controversy considered.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings, Dr. Tim. Johnson

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) History of transplant surgery reviewed; role of Dr. Christiaan Barnard recalled. [1967, BARNARD - notes primary purpose of heart transplant.] Willem van Buren noted living longer with heart transplant than anyone else. [VAN BUREN - explains importance of transplant for him.] United States transplant statistics outlined on screen; Jamie Fiske mentioned.
REPORTER: George Strait

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Johnson, Tim;
Strait, George
Duration:
00:04:20

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