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Unformatted text preview: an is a vegeta- ble! Don't you get it?" "That's unfortunately the truth," said the doctor softly." 'Persistent vegetative state' is only a little kinder, perhaps. But that is the case. We can and should pray for miracles. And a time will come when perhaps the collective decision will be made to withhold fluids and lipids. But at this juncture such a decision would be murder. It cannot be done." With a few handshakes and thank-yous, the doctor now made his way to the front door. Ryan took the chair at the head of the table. He was a little more rested than yesterday, and seemed eager to make his report. There was still no news whatsoever of Rowan's kidnapper or cap- tor. There had been no further assaults on Mayfair women. The deci- sion had been made to notify the authorities about "the man" in a limited way. "We have made a sketch, which Michael has approved. We have added the hair and the mustache and beard described by witnesses. We are requesting...
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2010 for the course WRITING 220.200 taught by Professor Julie during the Spring '10 term at Johns Hopkins.
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