In fact, there are drugs being developed right now — who knows if they'll ever make it to the market — that may actually slow down the process of brain-cell injury and death. Imagine you fast-forward to 10 years down the line; and you've given a patient, whose heart has just stopped, this amazing drug; and actually what it does is, it slows everything down so that the things that would've happened over an hour, now happen over two days. As medicine progresses, we will end up with lots and lots of ethical questions.

Aus einem Interview mit Dr. Sam Parnia vom New York City's Weill Cornell Medical Center im "Time Magazin" zum Thema Tod und vor allem zu der Frage, wann jemand tot ist.


Martg79, So, 21.09.2008, 17:23

Die Tablette hätte ich gerne an einem Sonntagabend wie heute. Dann wäre Montag erst am Mittwoch. Und wenn die Wirkung nachlässt, ist ja quasi schon fast wieder Wochenende.

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