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Persistent vegetative state

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 10 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:371
  1. Alison Tonks (
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    This week, two articles discuss the problems encountered by relatives and professionals caring for people in the persistent vegetative state (pp 352 and 372). This high profile and ethically challenging form of coma has thousands of web pages devoted to it, some crankier than others. If you want a professional view it's always best to start at the top, and the …

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