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Terri Schiavo Question

Kalman Rubinson kr4 at nyu.edu
Sun Apr 3 09:51:06 EST 2005


On Sun, 03 Apr 2005 04:13:17 GMT, "Jeff" <kidsdoc2000 at hotmail.com>
wrote:

>
>"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. 

It suggests that, from observing this posture, one cannot infer that
she is feeling pain .  That's all.

Kal



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