Monday, September 12, 2005

Life & Death in the Big Easy

UK's Sunday Mail newspaper had a harrowing story this weekend about doctors in New Orleans who effectively euthanized severely ill patients who they believed would die horrible deaths due to lack of medical care or at the hands of looters. According to the story:

One emergency official, William 'Forest' McQueen, said: 'Those who had no chance of making it were given a lot of morphine and lain down in a dark place to die.'
The Mail is not revealing the names of the docs involved, partly out of concern that the docs would be prosecuted for their acts. If so, those cases may be studied in law and philosophy classes for years.

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