• Short Summary

    SALT LAKE CITY, USA

    Dr.

  • Description

    1. SVs PHOTOGRAPHS Dr Barney Clark and family (4 shots) 0.08
    2. SV PHOTOGRAPH Dr Clark on way operating theatre 0.12
    3. SVs Operation to give Dr Clark artificial heart (2 shots) 0.19
    4. CU STILL Heart in place 0.22
    5. CUs Dr Clark after operation (2 shots) 0.31
    6. CUs Letters written by children to Dr Clark 0.34
    7. CU PULL BACK TO GV University of Utah Medical Centre 0.38
    8. SV Mrs Clark tending husband 0.42
    9. CU Barney Clark talking to reporter (3 shots) (SOT) 1.09
    TRANSCRIPT (SEQUENCE NINE):
    REPORTER: "It's been hard for you hasn't it at times?"
    DR CLARK: "Yes, it's been hard but it ... the heart itself has pumped right along"
    REPORTER: "Do you have words of advice for someone who was going through this again if they were to come and sit and ask you what it was like. What would you tell them?"
    DR CLARK: "Well, I'd tell them it was worth it. There's no alternative. They either die or they have it done."
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SALT LAKE CITY, USA

    Dr. Barney Clark, the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart, died on March 23. Doctors at the University of Utah Medical Centre, where the transplant operation took place only 112 days ago, said Dr Clark's death was caused by the complete failure of his bodily functions. They added that the artificial heart might be used again, and its creator Dr Robert Jarvik was already working on a more refined model. Dr Clark's artificial heart was made of polyurethane and aluminum and kept him alive despite three operations, kidney failure, epileptic seizures and other complaints. He became a popular figure, and children from all over the United States wrote to him. His wife, Unaloy, was with him when he died. Despite his discomforts, Dr Clark had said he would advise other people to undergo the operation.

    Source: BRITISH BROADCASTING COMPANY INCORPORATED

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    Film ID:
    VLVABGK0H43HMEPN9X4MM19QZ0ZG
    Media URN:
    VLVABGK0H43HMEPN9X4MM19QZ0ZG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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