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(p. 572) 17. The Diagnosis of Death 

(p. 572) 17. The Diagnosis of Death
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(p. 572) 17. The Diagnosis of Death
Author(s):

G. T. Laurie

, S. H. E. Harmon

, and E. S. Dove

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198826217.003.0017
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date: 01 March 2021

This chapter begins with a discussion of concepts of death. It considers the mostly philosophical arguments against the use of the term ‘brain death’ as applied to the person and then explains the medico-legal effects of applying brainstem death criteria. The chapter also discusses post-mortem pregnancy.

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