Human Exceptionalism

Kansas Boy Was Dead

The controversy surrounding the declaration of the death of 14-year-old Michael J. Todd by neuorological criteria is over. The family obtained a second opinion and learned, to their sorrow, that their boy was indeed dead. The allegations of insensitive remarks made by a doctor have been denied by the hospital. In any event, these can be very difficult issues and the obtaining of the second opinion was the right way to go.

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