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Terri Schiavo Question

r norman rsn_ at _comcast.net
Sun Apr 3 10:47:47 EST 2005

On Sun, 03 Apr 2005 10:51:06 -0400, Kalman Rubinson <kr4 at nyu.edu>

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

I would like to see evidence from qualified specialists in neurology
who actually examined her condition that would indicate that she could
respond appropriately and "consciously" or "with awareness" to
stimuli.  I cannot accept impressions gained from non-specialists or
even board certified medical personnel who have only viewed edited and
excerpted photographs and videos and hearsay or anecdotal evidence.


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