"I think he is clearly biased against declaring her in a persistent vegetative state," said Dr. Gene Sung, director of the neurocritical care section of USC's department of neurology, who read Cheshire's report. "He feels there is something there. That is not a scientific nor medical decision -- it really sounds like it's a personal feeling. It's hard to reconcile that with a medical decision."
Magnus, who also reviewed Cheshire's affidavit, was concerned that the neurologist based his contention that Schiavo had been misdiagnosed in part on a controversial research paper published last month in the journal Neurobiology.