Chimeras and Odysseys: Toward Understanding the Technology-Dependent Child
Kohrman, Arthur F.
Hastings Center Report. 1994 Sep-Oct; 24(5, Suppl.): S4-S6.
...Children connected to ventilators evoke the image of chimeric creatures: they are a combination of two different species. I contend that it is this combination of two historically unrelated conceptual domains -- the human and the mechanical -- that perplexes us and confuses our senses of identity and value of these human-machine hybrids.
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