The Brain and Somatic Integration: Insights Into the Standard Biological Rationale for Equating "Brain Death" With Death
Shewmon, D. Alan
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 2001 October; 26(5): 457-578
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"Brainstem Death," "Brain Death" and Death: A Critical Re- Evaluation of the Purported Equivalence Shewmon, D. Alan (1998)The author challenges brain-based diagnoses of death by re-examining the concept of death, its definition, the anatomical criterion, and the clinical signs or tests. Dr. Shewmon challenges the fundamental assumptions underlying ...