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JAN 11, 2014 - Time

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Life vs. Living: Lessons from Sharon’s Last Years in a Coma

For more than eight years, Ariel Sharon lived in a vegetative state. The former Israeli prime minister, who died on Saturday at 85, suffered a stroke in 2006. His brain never recovered—but with the help of modern medicine, his body soldiered on. His kidneys no longer worked, and he received dialysis to keep them operating. In 2013, he even underwent surgery to treat an infection related to his kidney failure, raising questions about the line between what’s reasonable and what’s excessive when it comes to medical care for those in minimally conscious states. Would the same measures have been ... Read More

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