34th year  -  N° 170                 Wednesday, 19 June 2019         Antwerpen		
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Tuesday 15th of April 1975

44 years ago She Fitted into the New Dress

21-year-old Karen Ann Quinlan aka The Coma Girl suffers irreversible brain damage after experiencing an extended period of respiratory failure during a coma in Landing, New Jersey, United States.

Quinlan became unconscious after arriving home from a party where she had consumed diazepam, dextropropoxyphene and Gin and Tonics. She was taken to a hospital where she lapsed into a persistent vegetative state for ten years. Around the time of the party Quinlan went on a radical diet in order to fit into a dress that she had bought.