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Siamese Twins: Killing One to Save the Other
The birth of Siamese twins joined at the chest (thoracopagus twins) and sharing a heart creates an ethical dilemma. Infants with conjoined hearts survive no more than a few months, and physicians must decide whether to ...
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In Thunder, Lightning or in Rain: What Three Doctors Can Do
Annas discusses three 1987 New Jersey Supreme Court cases in which the court decided that life-sustaining treatment could be terminated either because this was what the patient clearly wanted (