Medicine

Affordable Healthcare In America 1941 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Affordable Healthcare In America 1941 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

– Healthcare In America 1941 – America’s Town Meeting Of The Air – December 4, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Healthcare in America, affordable Healthcare in America, has been a subject of discussion, debate and attempted legislation going back to 1909 and before. Some of the earliest proposals...

‘Little Progress And No Truce’ – December 1, 1984

‘Little Progress And No Truce’ – December 1, 1984

– CBS World News Roundup – December 1, 1984 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As progress stalled and truce talks broke down over the Civil War in El Salvador, unrest and fighting continued. Only the tentative promise that there would be more talks was any sort of glimmer of...

‘I’d Like A Can Of Beer’ – The Jarvik 7 – November 27, 1984

‘I’d Like A Can Of Beer’ – The Jarvik 7 – November 27, 1984

– CBS World News Roundup – November 27, 1984 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Cautiously optimistic news for this day in Medicine. Jarvik 7 artificial heart recipient William Schroeder, who only three days earlier wasn’t expected to last the weekend was awake, alert and asking for a can of...

AIDS Goes To Hollywood – Rock Hudson – October 2, 1985

AIDS Goes To Hollywood – Rock Hudson – October 2, 1985

– CBS News Reports and The World Tonight – October 2, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this day 30 years ago was sad and sobering. On October 2nd 1985, actor and Hollywood icon Rock Hudson, who only a year before had been diagnosed with AIDS, died...

Strides In Modern Medicine – 1954 – Past Daily Reference Room

Strides In Modern Medicine – 1954 – Past Daily Reference Room

– Listen To Washington: 2nd International Conference Of Cardiologists – Sept. 14, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 61 years ago, a Heart Specialist was considered a rarity in the medical profession. At the 2nd International Congress Of Cardiologists convention in Washington D.C. in 1954, some 2,000 Heart Specialists...

Getting To The Heart Of Things – September 14, 1985

Getting To The Heart Of Things – September 14, 1985

– CBS World News Roundup – September 14, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 14, 1985 – a day where both pessimism and promise were running neck and neck. The pessimistic part came with news of the successful testing of an anti-nuclear weapon against a target in space....

The Eisenhower Health Plan – July 7, 1954 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Eisenhower Health Plan – July 7, 1954 – Past Daily Reference Room

  – Oveta Culp Hobby outlines Eisenhower Health Care Proposal- July 7, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Further proof that the question of affordable Health Care has been with us for decades comes from this 1954 recording featuring then HEW Secretary Oveta Culp Hobby. Hobby is introduced by...

The Polio Scandal – An Eisenhower Press Conference – May 18, 1955

The Polio Scandal – An Eisenhower Press Conference – May 18, 1955

. . . .click on the link here for Audio Player – President Eisenhower Press Conference – May 18, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. 60 years ago, a Presidential Press Conference could be jovial or combative, more often combative. In this case the questions and answers had a lot...

Storm Over The White House  – May 12, 1970

Storm Over The White House – May 12, 1970

    . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NET – Newsfront – May 12, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With the U.S. excursion into Cambodia, and the repercussions from that move still fresh in the minds of Americans on this May 12th...

Bush Era Healthplans, Reagan Era Hanky-Panky, Vietnam Era No-Shows – February 6, 1992

Bush Era Healthplans, Reagan Era Hanky-Panky, Vietnam Era No-Shows – February 6, 1992

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – February 6, 1992 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Another crack at some sort of affordable healthcare started making the rounds, this February 6th in 1992. President George (HW) Bush was proposing a...