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John Shewan hospital vigil

Title
John Shewan hospital vigil
Genre
Interview
TX Date
22 Dec 1977
Year of production
1977
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Duration
00:02:29
Description
Vic Ripley, area health authority, on the hunger strike/vigil of John Shewan at Westminster Hospital. Shewan is protesting against not being allowed to see the full report of the inquiry into the case of his daughter, Elizabeth, who received permanent brain damage after being administered nitrous oxide instead of oxygen. Male interviewer not identified.
Contributors
Vic Ripley
Keywords
Accidents; Demonstrations; Hospitals; Brain injuries; Medical treatment; Westminster Hospital; Anaesthetics; John Shewan; Elizabeth Shewan

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