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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANT 185
Professor
Van Hollen
Semester
Fall

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a. Late 1950s: development of artificial respirators allow heart to continue beating after integrated brain functions has ceased b. Before this technology the condition of “brain death” would have not been marked except as a brief period before cardiopulmonary arrest c. Organs can now be harvested before the heart stops beating d. Ventilator technology develops in response to increase in traumatic injuries and deaths in Europe and the US due to car accidents and gunshot wounds (in US) i. Both fed to development of emergency medicine speciality e. Cultural values: freedom, individual rights (cars, guns)  sc
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