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Rom Houben

Rom Houben, Man In Coma For 23 Years, Heard Everything, Mom Says

AP | RAF CASERT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — For 23 torturous years, Rom Houben says he lay trapped in his paralyzed body, aware of what was going on around him but unable to tel...

The Coma Man Hoax: Rom Houben's "Communication" Is "Ideomotor" Ouija Board Effect

Michael Shermer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Shermer

Sorry to be the spoiler of a feel-good story -- that of Rom Houben, the Belgian man who allegedly "woke up" from a 23-year long coma -- but the hard truth must win out over hopeful emotions.

The Rom Houben Tragedy And The Case For Active Euthanasia

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

If one believes that the prevention of suffering may sometimes justify the withdrawal or withholding of care, then the very fact that Houben was conscious for twenty-three years might call more convincingly for such action.