ABC of Brain Stem Death: Reappraising Death
BMJ (British Medical Journal). 1982 Nov 13; 285(6352): 1409-1412.
This is the first in a series of nine articles by Pallis, a British neurologist, who maintains that it is legitimate to equate brain death with death, that the necessary and sufficient component of brain death is death of the brain stem, and that a dead brain stem can be reliably diagnosed at the bedside. In this first article, Pallis discusses the need to reassess historical conceptions of death in the light of modern medical technologies and describes the differences between the vegetative state, whole brain death, and death of the brain stem. (KIE abstract)
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Pallis, Christopher (1982-11-20)In the second in a series of nine articles on brain death, a British neurologist traces the evolution of British and American criteria for establishing brain death, distinguishes between whole brain death and death of the ...