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Back Pain (Part III) #98352

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 11, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Boston, Massachusetts) Various treatments for back pain due to herniated or protruding discs examined; Paul Condon's and Carol Potter's cases cited as exs. [CONDON, POTTER - describe pain's impact on their lives.] Treatment for each described. [Dr. Manucher JAVID - praises his choice of treatment.] [Dr. Alf NACHEMSON - disagrees.] [Dr. Charles FAGER - feels chymopapain injections are dangerous.] No. deaths and serious neurological complications from chymopapain injections, according to Smith Labs, outlined on screen. [Dr. Clark WATTS - doesn't believe issue has been resolved.] [FAGER - cites lack of data on dangers of surgery.] [WATTS, Dr. Augustus WHITE - debate issue.]
REPORTER: Dr. Timothy Johnson

Jennings, Peter;
Johnson, Tim

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