A Death Retold: Jesica Santillan, the Bungled Transplant, and Paradoxes of Medical Citizenship.

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Wailoo, Keith, Julie Livingston, & Peter Guarnaccia, eds. A Death Retold: Jesica Santillan, the Bungled Transplant, and Paradoxes of Medical Citizenship. Chapel Hill, N.C.: the university of North Carolina press, 2006; www.uncpress.unc.edu.

In February 2003, a teenager from Mexico lay dying in a prominent American hospital due to a stunning medical oversight--she had received a heart-lung transplantation of the wrong blood type. In the following weeks, Jesica's tragedy became a portal into the complexities of American medicine, prompting contentious debate.

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