The Complexities of Dying

Howard Brody, Russell C. Maulitz, Steven R. Goldsmith, Albert R. Martin, Richard S. Stein, David Hamburger, Philip B. Dreisbach, Rudolph L. Leibel

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To the Editor: A recent Sounding Board contribution1 has led me for the first time to question the editorial judgment of the Journal in including a paper for publication. Dr. Leibel, in claiming that there is an erosion in the respect for the sanctity of human life, comes very close to advancing a conspiratorial theory. It is certainly true that anyone advocating nontreatment of terminally ill patients is obligated to answer one very important question, Is the justification a matter of maximum utility or of distributive justice? Does one advocate eliminating human beings because of their high cost and.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1237-1240
Number of pages4
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume296
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - May 26 1977

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Value of Life
Terminally Ill
Social Justice
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Costs and Cost Analysis

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Brody, H., Maulitz, R. C., Goldsmith, S. R., Martin, A. R., Stein, R. S., Hamburger, D., ... Leibel, R. L. (1977). The Complexities of Dying. New England Journal of Medicine, 296(21), 1237-1240. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM197705262962125

The Complexities of Dying. / Brody, Howard; Maulitz, Russell C.; Goldsmith, Steven R.; Martin, Albert R.; Stein, Richard S.; Hamburger, David; Dreisbach, Philip B.; Leibel, Rudolph L.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 296, No. 21, 26.05.1977, p. 1237-1240.

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Brody, H, Maulitz, RC, Goldsmith, SR, Martin, AR, Stein, RS, Hamburger, D, Dreisbach, PB & Leibel, RL 1977, 'The Complexities of Dying', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 296, no. 21, pp. 1237-1240. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM197705262962125
Brody H, Maulitz RC, Goldsmith SR, Martin AR, Stein RS, Hamburger D et al. The Complexities of Dying. New England Journal of Medicine. 1977 May 26;296(21):1237-1240. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM197705262962125
Brody, Howard ; Maulitz, Russell C. ; Goldsmith, Steven R. ; Martin, Albert R. ; Stein, Richard S. ; Hamburger, David ; Dreisbach, Philip B. ; Leibel, Rudolph L. / The Complexities of Dying. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1977 ; Vol. 296, No. 21. pp. 1237-1240.
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