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An end to it all ; The issues raised by the Terri Schiavo case linger and are as complicated as life itself; Medical facts are cast aside
[Chicago Final Edition]
Chicago Tribune - Chicago, Ill.
Author: Davis, Lennard J
Date: Mar 27, 2005
Start Page: 1
Section: Perspective
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The diagnosis of persistent vegetative state was invented in 1972, but its utility has been questioned. According to one study, 37 percent of the time doctors incorrectly diagnosed persistent vegetative states in patients. If the diagnosis in [Terri Schiavo]'s case was mistaken, perhaps she is in a minimally conscious state.

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