Patient refusal of hydration and nutrition. An alternative to physician-assisted suicide or voluntary active euthanasia.

@article{Bernat1993PatientRO,
  title={Patient refusal of hydration and nutrition. An alternative to physician-assisted suicide or voluntary active euthanasia.},
  author={J L Bernat and Bernard Gert and R. Peter Mogielnicki},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={153 24},
  pages={
          2723-8
        }
}
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