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*Who should survive?, 1971

 Item — Box: 8

Scope and Contents

Presented by Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation. Produced and Directed by Werner Schumann for Guggenheim Productions, Inc. Washington, D.C.

This film focuses on ethical questions which arise from the increasing effectiveness of modern medicine. It describes the case of a child with Down syndrome, who was born with an intestinal abnormality. Modern medicine could correct the fatal condition, but the parents refused permission for surgery because they did not want the mentally retarded child to live.

Dates

  • 1971

Extent

From the Collection: 8 Linear Feet (65 reels, 8 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Collection materials primarily in English

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Scope and Contents

Presented by Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation. Produced and Directed by Werner Schumann for Guggenheim Productions, Inc. Washington, D.C.

This film focuses on ethical questions which arise from the increasing effectiveness of modern medicine. It describes the case of a child with Down syndrome, who was born with an intestinal abnormality. Modern medicine could correct the fatal condition, but the parents refused permission for surgery because they did not want the mentally retarded child to live.

Physical Description

16 mm answer print. Runtime: 26 min. Color, sound.

Creator

Collecting Area Details

Part of the Historical Audiovisuals Collection Collecting Area

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