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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

Author: Dick Teresi
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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Science writer Dick Teresi examines how death is determined by the medical community and explores organ trafficking, brain death, and near-death experiences.
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dick Teresi
ISBN: 9781400096114 1400096111
OCLC Number: 781683399
Description: xi, 350 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Death is here to stay --
History of death --
Brain-death revolution --
New undead --
Netherworlds --
Near-death experience --
Postmodern death --
Moment of death and the search for self.
Other Titles: Organ harvesting, the ice-water test, beating-heart cadavers
How medicine is blurring the line between life and death
Responsibility: Dick Teresi.

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Science writer Dick Teresi examines how death is determined by the medical community and explores organ trafficking, brain death, and near-death experiences.

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