[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Sept 30, 1968

When Do You Pull the Plug?

JAMA. 1968;206(1):135. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03150010083034

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


To the Editor:—  Ethical considerations of organ transplants and the maintenance of life have added to the burden of disturbing public information in these amazing times. It is important for professional groups to maintain a stability of purpose, of competence, and of compassion even though they must readjust to the needs and desires, right or wrong, of the public.Discussions of life and death (MEDICAL NEWS, JAMA205:, July 1, 1968, adv p 29) should not have a large headline, "When Do You Pull the Plug?"