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Harvard death

Harvard death
 n.— «He spoke about how some doctors make a game of resuscitation; how the challenge for some young doctors becomes having patients die a so-called “Harvard” death, in which their blood gas numbers perfectly match those given in textbooks.» —“Doctors Ask, Who Lives? When To Die?” by Dena Kleiman New York Times July 15, 1985. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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