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Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating-Heart Cadavers-How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death

by Dick Teresi

Hardcover, 350 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $26.95 |

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Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating-Heart Cadavers-How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death
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Dick Teresi

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A timely and provocative examination of why the process of death declaration has become blurred in a world where advanced technology and organ harvesting play roles in health care draws on the expertise of medical experts, hospice workers and others while evaluating how death has been determined throughout history.

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Blurring The Line Between Life And Death

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