Harvard death
 n.— «To die “a Harvard death” (meaning the physicians have managed to normalize the laboratory test values but failed to help the patient).» —“Fracturing the Language of Biomedicine: The Speech Play of U. S. Physicians” by Anne Burson-Tolpin Medical Anthropology Quarterly Sept., 1989. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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