Recovery from “Brain Death”: A Neurologist's Apologia

@article{Shewmon1997RecoveryF,
  title={Recovery from “Brain Death”: A Neurologist's Apologia},
  author={D Alan Shewmon},
  journal={The Linacre Quarterly},
  year={1997},
  volume={64},
  pages={30 - 96}
}
  • D. Shewmon
  • Published 1 February 1997
  • Medicine
  • The Linacre Quarterly
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