The tragedy that should never have happened

Walker, Ken
July 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/31/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 3, p312
Academic Journal
The author comments on the failure of the specialists involved in the Tatiana and Krista Hogan-Simms conjoined twin birth in British Columbia to cite the negative and tragic aspect of the media event. While focusing on the surgical challenges ahead, the doctors failed to state that the birth is a cruel experiment and will cost taxpayers millions of dollars in medical and social costs. He asserts that the pregnancy should have been terminated and the tragedy should never have happened.


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