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The Undead

Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating-Heart Cadavers--How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death

The Undead( )
Author: Teresi, Dick
ISBN:978-1-4000-9611-4
Publication Date:Dec 2012
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Vintage
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.95
Book Description:

What is death, and how do people in the medical profession determine it? In this fascinating examination of the increasingly blurred line between life and death, consciousness and unconsciousness, science journalist Dick Teresi introduces us to the coma specialists, organ transplant surgeons, ICU doctors, and many others who are faced with this issue daily. The Undead describes how death has been determined through the ages, beginning with the ancient Egyptians and leading to...
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Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Death & Dying
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.2 x 8 x 0.8 Inches
Book Weight:0.75 Pounds



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