March 18, 2005

We called attention to his use of a video here from yesterday. We figured it wouldn't be long before the medical profession weighed in on this nonsense.

WaPo: "I question it based on a review of the video footage ....

His comments raised eyebrows in medical and political circles alike. It is not every day that a high-profile physician relies on family videotapes to challenge the diagnosis of doctors who examined a severely brain-damaged patient in person.

Some medical professionals questioned the appropriateness of Frist challenging court-approved doctors who have treated Schiavo. "It is extremely unusual -- and by a non-neurologist, I might add," Zoloth said in an interview.

Were Frist rendering an official medical judgment, she said, relying on an "amateur video" could raise liability issues. After 15 years, "there should be no confusion about the medical data, and that's what was so surprising to me about Dr. Frist disagreeing about her medical status," Zoloth said.

Frist is politicing for the 2008 nomination, and poor Terri Shiavo is an end to a means. If you missed the video from Stephanopoulos go here

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