Wednesday, March 23, 2005

MedPol: Quote of the Week

On Harvard-trained transplant surgeon Bill Frist's comments that Terry Schiavo isn't really brain dead:

Medical ethicists like Dr. Kenneth Prager, chairman of the Medical Ethics Committee at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, say it's "inappropriate" for Frist to make an armchair diagnosis. "A diagnosis should be made bedside by a neurologist. He's not a neurologist, and he wasn't bedside," Prager said.
OUCH!

The worst part is that Frist genuinely knows better.

1 comment:

Matthew said...

Do you think Frist genuinely knows better? After all, this is the guy who doesn't want people with AIDs to sweat or cry on him.