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‘You Killed That Patient’

Brittany Maynard, a death with dignity advocate, chose to end her life in early November. The news did not get as much attention as it should have, possibly because Ebola was the biggest issue of the weeks that surrounded it. Her self-directed death by pills in Oregon, one of the few states in the U.S.…
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Ebola: What History Questions Should Always Be Asked?

The recent discovery of a case of Ebola in the U.S. made me wonder: since the patient was seen twice, why was it missed the first time? The symptoms as listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can include fever (>38.6o C), severe headache, muscle pain, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, and unexplained hemorrhage.…
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