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Brain Death II: A Status Report of Legal Considerations

Author: Veith, Frank, MD; Jack Fein MD; Moses Tendler PhD; Robert Veatch PhD; Marc Kleiman JD, LLM; George Kalkines JD
Publication: Journal of the American Medical Association
Year: 17-Oct-77
Download: English

HOD Comments:
The second of this two-part article provides legal arguments for the recognition of brain death as legally legitimate in accordance with medical understanding at the time. There is also a helpful overview of relevant case and state law at the time. The article concludes with a call for nationwide legal recognition of a brain death standard and its importance in protecting those called upon to make these decisions.~~

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Brain Death II: A Status Report of Legal Considerations

The second of this two-part article provides legal arguments for the recognition of brain death as legally legitimate in accordance with medical understanding at the time. There is also a helpful overview of relevant case and state law at the time. The article concludes with a call for nationwide legal recognition of a brain death standard and its importance in protecting those called upon to make these decisions.

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