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Medical Aspects of Brain Death

This article reviews some of the clinical aspects of brain-death in order to allow poskim to make an informed decision as to whether it would be sufficient for Halachic death.  In addition, the article begins with a discussion of the importance of determining the precise moment of death and the ethical advantages that the secular ethics community believes are present in the brain-death standard.