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Title Body shock : kill me to cure me
Published 2008


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS STACK AVC  617 Sco/Kmt  2008/09/24  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (ca. 50 in.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Summary "Scientists are crossing into the shadowy hinterland between life and death by harnessing the power of the extreme cold to stop hearts in order to cure people. Pioneering surgeons have developed a way of putting patients into a state of 'suspended animation' by draining some of their blood from their body and cooling it until their heart stops, they induce clinical death. This gives surgeons a window of opportunity to operate on the brain without massive blood loss. They then warm the patient bringing them back from their clinical death unharmed. Crucially, it is the cold that stops the patient from suffering brain death. During the program we follow the cases of 28-year-old Brett Kehrer and 29-year-old Anna Bagenholm. Both undergo surgery where this method is used successfully"--ABC2 website
Notes Off-air recording of ABC2 broadcast September 24, 2008. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Credits Produced and directed by Iain Scollay
Performer Narrator: Lucy Briers
Notes DVD
Originally produced [Great Britain] : Redback Films for Channel 4 in association with Discovery Health Channel, c2006 (Body shock)
Rated: PG
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Surgery, Operative
Cardiac arrest, Induced
Hypothermia, Induced
Brain -- Surgery
Author Scollay, Iain
Briers, Lucy
ABC-TV (Australia)