Withholding and Withdrawal of Life Support From the Critically Ill
Smedira, Nicholas G.
Evans, Bradley H.
Grais, Linda S.
Cohen, Neal H.
NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE 322(5): 309-315, 1 February 1990
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