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Introduction

  • James M. Humber
  • Robert F. Almeder

Abstract

Possessing doctor’s degrees in both medicine and law, Professor Jonas Robitscher views the problems encountered in the phenomenon of death from a somewhat privileged vantage point. In his essay, “The Problems in Prolongation of Life,” Robitscher introduces the reader to almost every issue of importance in this area of concern—the problems involved in defining “death,” the distinction between active and passive euthanasia, the difficulties involved in securing legal recognition of “living wills,” the distinction between ordinary and extraordinary means of preserving life, etc.

Keywords

Brain Damage Meaningful Life Biological Sense Biomedical Ethic Legislative Action 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • James M. Humber
    • 1
  • Robert F. Almeder
    • 1
  1. 1.Georgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA

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