Jahi Mcmath's 'Tell-Tale Heart' Could Change Medicine

August 3, 2015 (The San Francisco Chronicle) - "The Tell-Tale Heart" is a chilling 1843 short story by Edgar Allan Poe about a man whose disturbed conscience is haunted by the sound of a heart that will not stop beating.

The real-life tell-tale heart is the tragedy of now 14-year-old Jahi McMath, diagnosed as "brain dead" in 2013 but whose heart still beats. The outcome of a July 30 court hearing in Alameda County Superior Court could overturn a half-century of established belief, change medical practice, and haunt the conscience of medicine. CONTINUE

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