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Schroeder #94279

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 14, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Louisville, Kentucky) Delay in release of artificial heart recipient William Schroeder from hospital due to flu examined; photos shown. Lingering impact of his stroke described. [Mel SCHROEDER - thinks father has improved somewhat.] [November 27, 1984, Dr. William DeVRIES - describes psychological strain of artificial heart experiment.] [December 9, 1984, SCHROEDER - is optimistic.] [December 13, 1984, Allan LANSING - announces Schroeder's stroke.] Possibility medication experiment caused stroke considered. [DeVRIES - explains miscalculation; recalls anti-coagulant drug's impact on Barney Clark.] [November, 1984, Margaret SCHROEDER - praises implant outcome.] Knowledge gained from artificial heart so far discussed [Hastings Institution spokesperson Arthur CAPLAN - opposes such experimentation; explains.] Other artificial heart designs under development considered
REPORTER: George Strait

Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George

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