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When the brain dies first

by Hyde, Margaret O. 1917-2013,

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile j 616.8 HYD
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile
 
Call Number  j 616.8 HYD
 
 
Summary
Dr. Jack Kevorkian's trial brought the vital issue of assisted suicide to the public's attention. The volatile debate surrounding his actions demonstrates how crucial this thought-provoking book is. The authors cover in detail the different causes of damage to the brain, from skull injuries, to stroke, to drugs, to Alzheimer's disease. They discuss both cures and prevention, as well as the complex social issues that arise when a patient's brain dies.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 8^-12. The authors give readers a concise, detailed examination of the myriad causes of brain damage and death. Chapters clearly outlines what happens when the skull is fractured or the brain is traumatized, as in shaken-baby syndrome; when the brain is affected by infection or degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's; when a stroke occurs or there's exposure to toxic chemicals or drugs. The well-documented text also presents a thoughtful discussion of the ethical and social issues surrounding an individual's right to die following brain death. A look at strides in research into the prevention and treatment of brain injuries and disorders concludes. Source notes, a glossary, and a bibliography help make this a handy reference tool for health and science studies. --Mary Romano Marks"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Brain damage -- Juvenile literature.
Dementia -- Juvenile literature.
Brain death -- Juvenile literature.
Brain -- Diseases -- Juvenile literature.
Brain.
Brain -- Wounds and injuries.
Brain -- Diseases.
Publisher New York :Franklin Watts,2000
Contributors Setaro, John F., author.
Language English
Description 144 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0531115437
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