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Leading Rabbis Call New Life-Support Technology 'Murder.' ; 'Timer Ventilator' Allows Patients the Choice to Have Their Life Support Cut Off Automatically
By MATTHEW WAGNER A technology soon to be introduced in local hospitals that automatically turns off life-support systems at the request of terminally ill patients has been denounced by a prominent group of rabbis as a desecration of God's name.
Word of the Day
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.