What Does It Mean to Die? | The New Yorker
Before having her tonsils removed, Jahi McMath, a thirteen-year-old African-American girl from Oakland, California, asked her doctor, Frederick Rosen, about his credentials. "How many times have you done this surgery?" Hundreds of times, Rosen said. "Did you get enough sleep last night?" He'd slept fine, he responded. Jahi's mother, Nailah Winkfield, encouraged Jahi to keep asking questions. "It's your body," she said. "Feel free to ask that man whatever you want."
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I think the type of surgery and whether the family's actions may have caused the bleeding complications are irrelevant to the point of this particular article.
Perhaps, but I find the unquestioning acceptance and endorsement by the author of the family's perspective off-putting. The article seems v. one-sided to me. The family and their supporters are all good, and members of the mainstream medical community are all bad. I don't see a point to enabling and publicizing the family, and I don't see much other point to the article.
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