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(Studio) Econs. related to back pain outlined.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Boston, Massachusetts) Facts and myths about back pain examined; scenes shown. [Natalie SCHATZ, Reilly ATKINSON - felt ignored by doctors] [Author Dava SOBEL - explains survey findings regarding patients' experiences.] [Dr. Alf NACHEMSON - notes profession's general ignorance about issue.] [Dr. Richard DEYO - cites lack of scientific support for common treatment methods.] [Dr. Arthur WHITE - agrees.] Status of federal research funding into back pain outlined on screen. [National Insts. of Health spokesperson Dr. Laurence SCHULMAN - comments on lack of interest by internists.] [DEYO - agrees.] [Dr. Thomas McNEILL - feels most medical schools don't cover subject well.] [DEYO, ATKINSON - comment.]
REPORTER: Dr. Timothy Johnson
- Jennings, Peter;
- Johnson, Tim
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