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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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Babes and Baboons

Babes and Baboons

Jesica Santillan and Experimental Pediatric Transplant Research in America

(p.299) Babes and Baboons
A Death Retold

Lesley A. Sharp

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter investigates the growing trend in high-risk, high-technology experimental pediatric research in America and the problematic relationship between experimentation, transplantation, and children. After considering specific details Jesica Santillan's story, it turns to a more general discussion of experimental research in transplant medicine and the significant role occupied by children. Though transplantation is viewed as a miraculous procedure that helps prolong thousands of patients' lives, the chapter encourages the readers to ponder the ethical challenges posed by bringing children into the transplantation arena.

Keywords:   pediatric research, experimentation, transplantation, children, Jesica Santillan, transplant medicine

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