Vegetative or Not? 40% of Coma Patients Misdiagnosed

by Benjamin Domenech on 9:24 am March 3, 2009

Kate Bainbridge is a lively 37-year-old former schoolteacher. We are communicating in the conservatory of her parents’ home in south Cambridge. She has expressive eyes and a broad and ready smile, but she can utter only occasional single words with difficulty. She sits in a wheelchair “speaking” with the aid of a letter-board, using her left forefinger to spell out words individually.

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