Terri Schiavo Question

Jeff kidsdoc2000 at hotmail.com
Sat Apr 2 23:13:17 EST 2005


"Kalman Rubinson" <kr4 at nyu.edu> wrote in message 
news:2trt419jjsjcigr01c2hcnnb36ovg8b65o at 4ax.com...
> On Fri, 01 Apr 2005 23:23:24 GMT, "Jeff" <kidsdoc2000 at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>The way her  muscles were contracted, I would not be surprised that, if 
>>she
>>could feel pain, she was in pain from the contractures. If she was leading
>>any type of life, it must have been a miserable life.
>
> FWIW, her muscles were contracted in a pattern consistent with
> decerebrate rigity associated with a disconnection (or removal) of the
> forebrain from the spinal cord.  There's no indication that any pain
> is associated with that condition.

Thanks.

Of course, that doesn't mean that she doesn't feel pain. Other evidence 
indicates this.

Jeff


> Kal
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