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Artificial Heart #87832

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 22, 1984
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(Studio) Family of first artificial heart recipient Barney Clark reported filing suit against "Reader's Digest" and Bantam Books for failing to publish promised book about his implant operation.
REPORTER: Steve Bell

(Louisville, Kentucky) Humana Hospital's search for second artificial heart recipient examined; films shown. [Dr. Allan LANSING - explains purpose of artificial heart research.] Device, Jarvik VII, invented by Dr. Robert Jarvik, explained, discussed. [March 1, 1983, CLARK - supports his decision.] Clark's experience with first artificial heart reviewed. [Dr. William DeVRIES - explains Clark's disadvantages as recipient; describes attributes sought in second recipient.] Humana's preparations for press scrutiny described. [LANSING - defs. public's right to know regardless of procedure's outcome.]
REPORTER: George Strait

Bell, Steve;
Strait, George

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