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Medical roulette: what you don't know about hospitals in New York City could kill you (Series record)

Program Title:
Medical roulette: what you don't know about hospitals in New York City could kill you (Series record)
PRA Archive #: 
BB3817
Description: 

Series record for series on New York City hospitals, evaluating the affiliation program between municipal and voluntary hospitals and abuses in the system. Lucy Komisar spent two months investigating the hospitals of New York City, exposing the failings of the health system from preventable deaths in the hospitals to the crumbling buildings they inhabit and the exploitation and abuse the poor have to endure in these health facilities. Recordings with doctors, administrators, nurses, chief health officials of the city, and patients were made circa July-August 1968.
r.1. After surgery (56 min.) -- r.2. New York City hospitals are dangerous to your life (ca. 60 min.) -- r.3. Research with the poor (ca. 60 min.) -- r.4. Hospital use and abuse (ca. 60 min.) -- r.5. Community health care and Medicaid cutbacks (ca. 60 min.) -- r.6. Organization, control, and planning for medical services (ca. 60 min.).

Station: 
Date Recorded on: 
circa July-August 1968
Date Broadcast on: 
WBAI, September 4 - October 9, 1968
Total duration (All reels): 
6 reels (ca. 356 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.
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Contributor: 
Role: 
Producer
Contributor: 
Role: 
Producer
Distributor: 
Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archives, 1968
Rights Summary: 
RESTRICTED. Permissions, licensing requests, Curriculum Initiative, Campus Campaign and all other inquiries should be directed to: Mark Torres, Archives Director, 800-735-0230, Mark@PacificaRadioArchives.org
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