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Tunkl v. Regents of the University of California
Citation:383 P.2d 441 (Cal. 1963)
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The defendant maintained a hospital for the primary purpose of aiding and developing a program of research and education in the field of medicine. Patients were selected and admitted if the study and treatment of their condition would tend to achieve these purposes. The plaintiff’s husband was admitted to the hospital. As a condition of admission, the decedent signed an exculpatory clause. The decedent was later injured as a result of the negligence of two physicians. The decedent subsequently died but the causes of his death were not specified.
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