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Yale Law professor and physician Jay Katz dies
Yale Law School professor and physician Jay Katz, MD, died Nov. 17 at age 86, according to the school's web site.
Katz, who died of heart failure, "made profound contributions in the areas of law, medicine, and ethics. He was a leader in the area of reproductive technology law and ethics," according to the school.
"As a doctor steeped in the law, Jay Katz illuminated better than anyone has before or since the complex of medical, legal, and ethical choices that haunt the silent world of doctor and patient," said the school's dean, Harold Hongju Koh, JD.
Katz was the author of several books, including The Silent World of Doctor and Patient.