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A Death RetoldJesica Santillan, the Bungled Transplant, and Paradoxes of Medical Citizenship$
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Keith Wailoo, Julie Livingston, and Peter Guarnaccia

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780807830598

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807877524_wailoo

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Fame and Fortune

Fame and Fortune

The “Simple” Ethics of Organ Transplantation

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(p.349) Fame and Fortune
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A Death Retold
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Nancy M. P. King

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807877524_wailoo.19

This concluding chapter situates the Santillan story in the broad context of other high-profile “mediagenic” medical cases from the conjoined Bijani twins to Terri Schiavo, presenting commentaries on the narratives generated in the media, in bioethics, and in public policy. The Bijani sisters' story, like Jesica's story, provides an example of the complexities of medical uncertainty and optimism and the moral framework of health care choices.

Keywords:   Jesica Santillan, medical cases, Bijani twins, Terri Schiavo, bioethics, public policy, medical uncertainty, health care choices

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