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By Diogenes (bio - articles ) | Sep 02, 2005

[Dr. Bryant King] explained that management at the hospital decided to selectively withold food and water from patients. Doctors are being forced to decide who gets to live and who will starve to death.

Grim reading from the NOLA Weblog about New Orleans hospitals, including first-hand accounts of food-and-water "triage" and neonatal deaths. The ethical controversies that have been rehearsed in the abstract in the past forty years are now appallingly concrete, and the physicians -- and citizens -- formed by those ethics have the decisions in their hands.

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