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Sara and George and Justice

Howard Fillit, MD
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From Institute for the Study of Aging, New York, NY 10153.


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Requests for Single Reprints: Howard Fillit, MD, Institute for the Study of Aging, 767 Firth Avenue, Suite 4600, New York, NY 10153, e-mail, hfillit@aging-institute.org.


Ann Intern Med. 2004;140(9):759-760. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-140-9-200405040-00018
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As an expert witness for the defense, I reviewed the case of a 90-year-old woman with Alzheimer disease who died of complications from a urinary tract infection in a nursing home. The case seemed like a typical clinical situation I had been involved with many times as a geriatrician, but in this case, the doctor was being sued for wrongful death.

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Life and Existence
Posted on September 16, 2004
Ashish Goel
AIIMS, New Delhi 110058
Conflict of Interest: None Declared

It has been very painful reading the story of Sara and George and justice. Truth prevails in the end and justice is served. Changing times and changing morals in changing times, confuse the common man. We don't live, but exist, with each one of us dragging our soul as a worn out coat behind us, to borrow from Braithwaite. We treat disease, we don't heal suffering. This is not about Sara or George, but about justice. May justice be served.

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