The Ethics of Donation and Transplantation: Are Definitions of Death Being Distorted for Organ Transplantation?
Joffe, Ari R.
Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine [electronic] 2007 November 25; 2(28): 7 p. Accessed: http://www.peh-med.com/ [2008 January 24]
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