David the "Bubble Boy' and the boundaries of the human.

@article{Lawrence1985DavidT,
  title={David the "Bubble Boy' and the boundaries of the human.},
  author={Raymond J. Lawrence},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1985},
  volume={253 1},
  pages={74-6}
}
Lawrence is troubled by the fact that there has been little public discussion of the ethical and humanitarian issues raised by the life of David, the boy with severe combined immune deficiency syndrome who lived in a sterile bubble chamber at St. Luke's Episcopal/Texas Children's Hospital until his death at the age of 12. As Director of Clinical Pastoral Education at the hospital during the first four years of David's life, Lawrence had contact with the boy and with the medical team caring for… CONTINUE READING

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