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Student Mistaken as ‘Brain Dead’ After Birthday Binge Drinking  - Melissa Caulk on Brain Death
University of Nevada student Hanna Lottritz was mistaken for “brain-dead” after she fell into a coma last July following a round of binge drinking. The 20-year-old’s story is a cautionary tale for alcohol abuse, but also for the danger inherent in the contentious concept of “brain death.” Lottritz, who turned 21 last Wednesday, said on …