RE: "dead" woman brought back to life

From: Ramez Naam (
Date: Sat Jan 29 2000 - 20:36:37 MST

From: Eugene Leitl []
> 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).

The original article claims that this subject's body temperature of 13.7
degrees C is the lowest from which there is the documented recovery of a

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