Karen Quinlan

uel1002 uel1002 at nof.abdn.ac.uk
Tue Jul 12 07:52:22 EST 1994


HARRY R. ERWIN (herwin at mason1.gmu.edu) wrote:
: They did an autopsy on Karen Ann Quinlan's brain to see if they could
: learn anything about her persistant vegetative state. It turns out her
: thalamus had been extensively lesioned, thus turning off sensory input
: other than from the olfactory system. She may well have been conscious
: until she died.

Please excuse my ignorance but who is Karen Anne Quinlan?  I am a newbie here
and have not heard of her that I can remember anyway.
  
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