Abandonment of Terminally Ill Patients in the Byzantine Era. an Ancient Tradition?
Journal of Medical Ethics 1999 June; 25(3): 254-258
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Lascaratos, John; Poulakou-Rebelakou, Effie; Marketos, Spyros (1999-06)Our research on the texts of the Byzantine historians and chroniclers revealed an apparently curious phenomenon, namely, the abandonment of terminally ill emperors by their physicians when the latter realised that they could ...