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Sept 30, 1968

When Do You Pull the Plug?

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

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Abstract

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?"

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