Thursday, December 17, 2009

review: cheating death by sanjay gupta

In Cheating Death, Dr. Sanjay Gupta gives overviews of instances where people have survived a trauma that usually would result in death. Some of these people reported a "white light" experience; some said they'd talked with dead relatives while doctors worked to save their lives. Most of the stories are intriguing and some are touching.

Gupta includes medical details and delves into some of the reasons behind using a particular treatment, but does so in a way that readers without a medical background can easily understand what he's talking about. The histories of some of the procedures are informative and interesting, particularly regarding the prenatal ones. I was quite impressed at how far medicine has come in the last few decades.
Review copy provided by the publisher, Wellness Central.

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