Neuropathological findings in the brain of Karen Ann Quinlan. The role of the thalamus in the persistent vegetative state.

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BACKGROUND Karen Ann Quinlan had a cardiopulmonary arrest in 1975 and died 10 years later, having never regained consciousness. Her story prompted a national debate about the appropriateness of life-sustaining treatment in patients who are in a persistent vegetative state and led to the development of medicolegal guidelines for the care of such patients… (More)

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@article{Kinney1994NeuropathologicalFI, title={Neuropathological findings in the brain of Karen Ann Quinlan. The role of the thalamus in the persistent vegetative state.}, author={Hannah C. Kinney and Julius Korein and Ashok Panigrahy and Pieter Dikkes and Richard Goode}, journal={The New England journal of medicine}, year={1994}, volume={330 21}, pages={1469-75} }