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A killing of Baby Doe.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9397566     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An anencephalic infant died in the Neonatal Intensive Care unit six hours after birth. Eighteen months later, in a discussion of intrusive federal "Baby Doe" regulations with co-workers at the hospital, a registered nurse mentioned that he had found a way to avoid these provisions, and that he had in fact done so on one occasion by killing this particular infant. A co-worker related his story to police, and the "wheels of justice" were set into motion. I describe the chronology of events and the pathologic findings in this case of infanticide, purportedly committed "with mercyaforethought."
L S Harris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic sciences     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0022-1198     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Forensic Sci.     Publication Date:  1997 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-01-08     Completed Date:  1998-01-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375370     Medline TA:  J Forensic Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1180-2     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
Division of Forensic Pathology, School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anencephaly / pathology
Ethics, Medical
Euthanasia, Passive / legislation & jurisprudence*
Fatal Outcome
Forensic Medicine / legislation & jurisprudence*
Infant, Newborn
Infanticide / legislation & jurisprudence*
Muscle, Skeletal / pathology
Myocardium / pathology

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