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Medical council will study ethics of heart implant plan

The American Medical Association's judicial council says it will review the ethical questions surrounding plans by the for-profit Humana hospital chain to conduct five more artificial-heart implants within a year, following that of William Schroeder. The council is meeting this week in Hawaii.

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Humana's plans represent the ''wrong approach and the wrong setting,'' says one council member, Dr. David I. Olch, who is quoted in an unsigned article in the American Medical News.

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