Monday, September 12, 2005

"We Had to Kill Our Patients" -- Reports of Euthanasia in New Orleans

From The Mail:

Doctors working in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans killed critically ill patients rather than leaving them to die in agony as they evacuated hospitals, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

With gangs of rapists and looters rampaging through wards in the flooded city, senior doctors took the harrowing decision to give massive overdoses of morphine to those they believed could not make it out alive...

Update: Orac points out this may be an urban myth.

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