Parents reject doctors' stand on boy with brain tumor

Washington Post, November 7, 2008

The struggle between Washington, DC-based Children's National Medical Center and the parents of a 12-year-old boy with brain cancer drew national attention In court papers, the hospital says treating him is "offensive to good medical ethics" because the boy has no brain activity. But the hospital has received nearly 200 e-mails and phone calls, mostly from New York residents, pleading to keep the youth on the ventilator and the intravenous drugs that are powering his respiratory and circulatory systems.


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