Injured in a factory accident in 1943, Engineer Robert Steger survived
an operation for removal of a blood clot from his brain, but never
regained consciousness. In Cincinnati's Bethesda Hospital, he was fed
through a tube, gained weight, and seemed not to age. Last week, after
what appeared to be the longest coma in medical history, Steger, 52,
died from "deterioration caused by inactivity."
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