Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Donation after cardiac death and the LA story

The papers are all over yesterday's story about the prosecution of a young surgeon in Los Angeles who is accused of hastening a patient's death (or, to be less circumspect but at least as accurate about it, of killing a patient) in order to procure organs for transplant. Here's how the New York Times' front-page story begins:On a winter night in 2006, a disabled and brain damaged man named Ruben