Delve into the fascinating science of resuscitation as we explore early attempts at reviving the dead, cutting-edge medical advances and the ever-increasing gray area between life and death.
From bizarre 18th -century resuscitation techniques involving horses, barrel rolling and blowing smoke up various orifices to the modern-day hope of preserving oneself for revival in a distant future with the use of cryonics or suspended animation, humanity has a long-standing fixation with the notion of cheating death. Author, physician, researcher, and professor Dr. David Casarett joins the New York Obscura Society Monday, February 23 at the historic New York Academy of Medicine to discuss the past, present and potential future of resuscitation. A specialist in hospice care, Dr. Casarett will guide us through current research on hibernation, hypothermia and suspended animation, as well as the many questions and challenges raised as we continue our quest to develop breakthrough ways of bringing the recently dead back to life.
David Casarett, M.D., is the author of Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead as well as a physician, researcher, and tenured professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. His studies have included more than ten thousand patients and have resulted in more than one hundred articles and book chapters, published in leading medical journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association and The New England Journal of Medicine. His many awards include the prestigious U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
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Presented by Atlas Obscura at the New York Academy of Medicine
1216 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10029
Monday, February 23 - 7:00PM
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