Erasing Death:The Science That Is Rewriting The Boundaries Between Life and Death by Sam Parnia MD and Josh Young is a fascinating book on the
intricacies of reversing the death process.
The art has developed at a modest pace from 1749-1949. Initially, resuscitation was the popular mode for reversing death through CPR and cardiac massage. Practitioners would utilize closed chest compression and mouth to mouth resuscitation to bring back people who were in the throes of dying.
Dr. Parnia describes electric shock therapy which was used to shock the heart back into operation.
Dr. Lance Becker explains how cells can die more quickly with full oxygenation as is done with artificial oxygenation. Further research showed that cooling processes reduce swelling and pressure. And so, many deaths have been prevented by cooling the patient.
Newly developed techniques have proven to be effective in revitalizing both the mind and body. These techniques are employed in roughly half of the medical facilities throughout the United States and Europe.
The author explains that with oxygenation, fat globules are deposited into the
bloodstream. From there, they go into the brain and heart where capillaries are small. The fat globules open to release oxygen thereby slowing cell death
significantly after a person dies. The path of the calpain enzyme is blocked,
which results in slowing brain damage significantly.
The book explains how a patient can go from consciousness to a sleep mode for days or even years at a time. After resuscitation, patients had a good recollection of the people who treated them. And so, the human mind and psyche continue on after the first few moments of near-death, according to Dr. Parnia.
Erasing Death:The Science That Is Rewriting The Boundaries Between Life and Death is a wonderful book which takes readers to the outer frontiers of medicine, body and soul. The presentation will be enjoyed by a wide audience – no specialist knowledge necessary.