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February 17, 1991 | ROBERT STEINBROOK, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Since May, 87-year-old Helen Wanglie has lain unconscious and motionless at the Hennepin County Medical Center here. Although there is no hope for recovery, she is kept alive by a breathing machine, feedings through a stomach tube, and round-the-clock care. In most such cases, physicians and family agree that further care is futile and quietly let the patient die. Not in the Wanglie case.
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April 4, 1997 | Reuters
A lethal dose of the drug often used to execute criminals by injection was accidentally administered to a 61-year-old hospital patient who died, hospital officials said Thursday. John Ose died Tuesday shortly after receiving the concentrated dose of potassium chloride, a drug that in a more diluted form is used medically to slow a rapid heart beat. Ose, who was a patient at the hospital suffering from an undisclosed ailment, was given the lethal dose through an intravenous drip in his arm.
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April 4, 1997 | Reuters
A lethal dose of the drug often used to execute criminals by injection was accidentally administered to a 61-year-old hospital patient who died, hospital officials said Thursday. John Ose died Tuesday shortly after receiving the concentrated dose of potassium chloride, a drug that in a more diluted form is used medically to slow a rapid heart beat. Ose, who was a patient at the hospital suffering from an undisclosed ailment, was given the lethal dose through an intravenous drip in his arm.
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May 29, 1991 | From the Washington Post
The "right to die" debate reached another milestone Tuesday in a courtroom in Hennepin County, where the public hospital is seeking permission to remove an 87-year-old woman from life-support equipment over the objections of her husband and children. The case is believed to be the first contested court proceeding in which a government agency--the hospital--has implicitly sought to end the life of someone not accused of a crime.
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May 29, 1991 | From the Washington Post
The "right to die" debate reached another milestone Tuesday in a courtroom in Hennepin County, where the public hospital is seeking permission to remove an 87-year-old woman from life-support equipment over the objections of her husband and children. The case is believed to be the first contested court proceeding in which a government agency--the hospital--has implicitly sought to end the life of someone not accused of a crime.
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July 1, 1992 | From Times Wire Services
A derailed freight train tank car plunged off a 135-foot-high river trestle and ruptured Tuesday, spilling thousands of gallons of benzene and forcing at least 50,000 people in two states to flee the resulting cloud of toxic vapor, officials said. At least 25 people were taken to hospitals in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and about 260 National Guard and Army Reserve troops were mobilized.
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February 17, 1991 | ROBERT STEINBROOK, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Since May, 87-year-old Helen Wanglie has lain unconscious and motionless at the Hennepin County Medical Center here. Although there is no hope for recovery, she is kept alive by a breathing machine, feedings through a stomach tube, and round-the-clock care. In most such cases, physicians and family agree that further care is futile and quietly let the patient die. Not in the Wanglie case.
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