Seattle Committee

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A group in Seattle, Washington, that met regularly in the 1960s to decide the ‘social worth’ of patients needing haemodialysis, which at the time was limited in availability
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109) reports on a conversation amongst the God Committee in which the decision about who would be selected for dialysis was discussed relative to the likelihood of the remarriage of the patient's wife should the patient be refused treatment:
The God Committee," a predictable melodrama world-preeming in the Berkshires, falls into the category of medical ethics drama.
It created the Endangered Species Committee, the so-called God Committee.
Ironically, the God Committee that Congress created to exempt the dam from the Endangered Species Act rule against the project, calling it "ill-conceived and uneconomic.
One day I found myself here in Seattle for the most awesome and disturbing story that I have ever worked on, the one about the life and death committee, the so-called God committee.