Re: "dead" woman brought back to life

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Sat Jan 29 2000 - 17:47:08 MST

Robert J. Bradbury writes:

> I believe it is fairly low, perhaps 40 deg. F. They can't take it
> so low that you run the risk of ice crystal formation.

It is possible to reduce the body core temperature in dogs to 2-4 deg
C. There is no reason why this shouldn't work in humans. Any
volunteers? ;) I have no idea what the lowest human body core
temperature ever was, but intuitively, in human infants drowned in
ice-cold water (~4 deg C) for 30-45 min it must be damn low.

Afaik 27 deg C is routinely used in surgery, but this is hearsay (I
have no refs).

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