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Split Decision: Separating Conjoined Twins in Halacha

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March 18 2008
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1h 34min 9s
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Series: YU Student Medical Ethics Society

Venue: YU Wilf Campus YU Wilf Campus

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Following a review of the medicine and biology of surgical separation of conjoined twins, delivered by a pediatric surgeon, this lecture delves into the ethical and Halachik(Jewish Law) aspects of separating conjoined twins with both an ethicist and a rabbi. Speakers include Rabbi Daniel Feldman, Mr. David Wassermen, and Dr. Gerard Weinberg. <a href="http://www.yu.edu/medicalethics/page.aspx?id=20456">For More Information Check Out The Webpage For This Event</a>

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