In popular culture, death is quick and final, completely irreversible. But within the last few decades, medical technology has developed to the point that a person who dies may be revived, even after hours without a pulse or respiration. How do you undo death? Our guest, Dr. Sam Parnia, is at the cutting edge of the research in this field.
Hear the remarkable stories of several people who were dead for hours and now are alive and functioning. How can resuscitation science become available to all who need it?
Dr. Parnia is also conducting the AWARE study of individuals who report watching their own resuscitations. What can we all learn from this research?
Guest: Sam Parnia, MD, is director of resuscitation research at the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine. He is a specialist in critical care medicine and the principal investigator of the AWARE study. His new book is Erasing Death: The Science that Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death.
Our previous interview with Dr. Parnia was #713, The Nature of Consciousness.
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