Regaining consciousness: A life or death dilemma

 作者:舒廪冗     |      日期:2019-03-02 01:19:07
By Helen Phillips in Oxford AT THE age of 19, Terry Wallis was thrown from his pick-up truck during an accident near his home in Massachusetts. He was found a day later in a coma with massive brain injuries. That was in 1984. Within a few weeks he was stable, but in a minimally conscious state which his doctors thought would last indefinitely. Nineteen years later, in 2003, Wallis started to speak. Over the next three days, he regained the ability to move and communicate, and got to know his daughter,