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A modern definition of death?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7382895     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Throughout the ages, man has struggled to define exactly when death takes place. Common law dictated that the presence or absence of a heartbeat indicated whether or not a person was alive. In more recent years, this definition has changed to include brain activity as an important criterion. However, legislation resulting from this changed definition has only brought about more questions--such as what criteria shall be used to decide brain death.
B D Goldberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical instrumentation     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0090-6689     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Instrum     Publication Date:    1980 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-08-28     Completed Date:  1980-08-28     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361136     Medline TA:  Med Instrum     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-52     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Beginning of Human Life
Brain Death
Health Services / economics
Legislation as Topic
Religion and Medicine
United States

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