Erasing Death

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Erasing Death

The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death

By Sam Parnia; Josh Young

HarperOne, Hardcover, 9780062080608, 352pp.

Publication Date: February 26, 2013

Description

Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death reveals that death is not a moment in time. Death, rather, is a process a process that can be interrupted well after it has begun. Innovative techniques have proven to be effective in revitalizing both the body and mind, but they are only employed in approximately half of the hospitals throughout the United States and Europe.Dr. Sam Parnia, Director of the AWARE Study (AWAreness during REsuscitation) and one of the world's leading experts on the scientific study of death and near-death experiences (NDE), presents cutting-edge research from the front lines of critical care and resuscitation medicine while also shedding light on the ultimate mystery: What happens to human consciousness during and after death? Dr. Parnia reveals how some form of afterlife may be uniquely ours, as evidenced by the continuation of the human mind and psyche after the brain stops functioning.With physicians such as Dr. Parnia at the forefront, we are on the verge of discovering a new universal science of consciousness that reveals the nature of mind and a future where death is not the final defeat, but is, in fact, reversible.



About the Author
Sam Parnia, M.D., Ph.D, is a leading expert on cardiac arrest resuscitation, the scientific study of death, mind-brain relationship, and near-death experiences. He is director of resuscitation research and an assistant professor of critical care medicine at the State University of New York. Parnia directs the AWARE Study (AWAreness during REsuscitation). He is a former fellow in critical care medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York.

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