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AGO Opinions with Topic: CORNEAL TRANSPLANTATION (KERATOPLASTY)
AGO 1956 No. 269 >  May 16, 1956
DEAD BODIES - DISSECTION OF - WHEN LAWFUL - INDIGENT DECEDENTS - CORNEAL TRANSPLANTATION (KERATOPLASTY)
DEAD BODIES -- DISSECTION OF -- WHEN LAWFUL -- INDIGENT DECEDENTS -- CORNEAL TRANSPLANTATION (KERATOPLASTY) Physicians and/or surgeons cannot legally remove the eyes of deceased welfare recipients for the purpose of transplanting the corneas of the eyes into the eyes of living persons unless the particular decedent is some manner directs or provides in his will that this be done.
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