Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death

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HarperCollins, Jan 22, 2013 - Medical - 352 pages
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Contrary to popular belief, death isnot a moment in time, such as whenthe heart stops beating, respirationceases, or the brain stops functioning. Death,rather, is a process—a process that can beinterrupted well after it has begun. Innovativetechniques, such as drastically reducing thepatient's body temperature, have proven to beeffective in revitalizing both the body andmind, but studies show they are only employedin approximately half of the hospitalsthroughout the United States and Europe.

In Erasing Death, Dr. Sam Parnia presentscutting-edge research from the front line ofcritical care and resuscitation medicine thathas enabled modern doctors to routinelyreverse death, while also shedding light onthe ultimate mystery: what happens to humanconsciousness during and after death. Parniareveals how medical discoveries focused onsaving lives have also inadvertently raised thepossibility that some form of "afterlife" maybe uniquely ours, as evidenced by the continuationof the human mind and psyche in thefirst few hours after death. Questions aboutthe "self" and the "soul" that were oncerelegated to theology, philosophy, or evenscience fiction are now being examined afreshaccording to rigorous scientific research.

With physicians such as Parnia at the forefront,we are on the verge of discovering a new universalscience of consciousness that reveals thenature of the mind and a future where death isnot the final defeat, but is in fact reversible.

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User Review  - Sevenponds - Goodreads

When one thinks of death, it is usually thought of as a sudden event. But today, we have developed a medical science of maintaining someone who may be clinically dead (cardiac arrest and no brain ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sharon - Goodreads

Found this to be one more fascinating first person experience of death and coming back from death. What I love is this is written by a Dr. who can explain the Neuro-science of what was "possible" for ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Sam Parnia, M.D., PH.D.,is one of the world's leading experts on thescientific study of death, the human mind–brainrelationship, and near-death experiences. Parniadirects the AWARE Study (AWAreness duringREsuscitation), and his groundbreaking researchhas been featured on top national media outlets.He divides his time between hospitals in theUnited Kingdom and the United States, where heis an assistant professor of critical care medicineand director of resuscitation research at theState University of New York at Stony Brook anda former fellow in pulmonary and critical caremedicine at the Weill Cornell Medical Centerin New York.

Josh Young is a bestselling author and journalistwhose work spans entertainment, science, business,and politics. He specializes in co-writing bookswith notable personalities in diverse fields.

Sam Parnia, M.D., PH.D.,is one of the world's leading experts on thescientific study of death, the human mind–brainrelationship, and near-death experiences. Parniadirects the AWARE Study (AWAreness duringREsuscitation), and his groundbreaking researchhas been featured on top national media outlets.He divides his time between hospitals in theUnited Kingdom and the United States, where heis an assistant professor of critical care medicineand director of resuscitation research at theState University of New York at Stony Brook anda former fellow in pulmonary and critical caremedicine at the Weill Cornell Medical Centerin New York.

Josh Young is a bestselling author and journalistwhose work spans entertainment, science, business,and politics. He specializes in co-writing bookswith notable personalities in diverse fields.

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