Bill Frist March 19, 2005:
Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), a renowned heart surgeon before becoming Senate majority leader, went to the floor late Thursday night for the second time in 12 hours to argue that Florida doctors had erred in saying Terri Schiavo is in a "persistent vegetative state."Schiavo Autopsy findings June 15, 2005:
"I question it based on a review of the video footage which I spent an hour or so looking at last night in my office," he said in a lengthy speech in which he quoted medical texts and standards. "She certainly seems to respond to visual stimuli."[Nitpicker emphasis]
The collapse 15 years ago that left Terri Schiavo profoundly brain damaged may not have been caused by an eating disorder, according to Dr. Jon Thogmartin, the medical examiner who today announced the results of Schiavo's autopsy.So, we're clear on that issue now, heh?
The collapse left her completely blind and most likely in a persistent vegetative state, Thogmartin said.[Nitpicker emphasis]