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Four year old David with water bottle and other sterilized items, 1975 David Vetter was born with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), meaning his body had no immune system to fight off diseases. Because his older brother had died from complications of the same condition, his parents were prepared for David's birth and arranged for a germ-free delivery on September 21, 1971. Once the medical team determined that David was also afflicted with SCID, he lived in plastic isolator bubble environments while waiting for a matching bone marrow donor or a cure for his ailment. He would not leave the protective environments until a few weeks before his death in February 1984, at age 12.

After doctors determined that David had SCID and his sister's bone marrow was not a match, should he have been removed from the bubble?

 

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