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John D. Arras, Medical Care Philosopher, Is Dead at 69

(New York Times) – John D. Arras, a plain-spoken philosopher who preached that doctors should consider fairness and morality, as well as medical issues, in making life-or-death decisions about patient care, died on Monday in Galveston, Tex. He was 69. He died after having a stroke while vacationing with his family, his wife, Liz Emrey, said.

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