From the July/Aug, 2017 issue of Touchstone
book reviews Mortal Dangers by Allen H. Roberts II

Review

Mortal Dangers

Defining Death: The Case for Choice
by Robert M. Veatch and Lainie F. Ross
Georgetown University Press, 2016
(167 pages, $29.95, paperback)

reviewed by Allen H. Roberts II

Within a year of the first human heart transplant in 1967 by Dr. Christiaan Barnard in South Africa, the medical community at large anticipated the inevitable transplantable organ supply shortfall, and moved quickly to propose a new definition of death. Hitherto, from the dawn of the age, death had been determined to have occurred by the observation that a person was unresponsive, was not breathing, and had permanently lo . . .


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