Question: Over the years how many people have been wrongly certified as 'Dead'?

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probo 

Customer

 14 Nov 2014 09:27 UTCFri 14 Nov 2014 - 9:27 am UTC 

A 91-year-old Polish woman who spent 11 hours in cold storage in a morgue after being declared dead has returned to her family, complaining of feeling cold.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30048087

Worried of Hove

 

myoarin 

User

 14 Nov 2014 10:47 UTCFri 14 Nov 2014 - 10:47 am UTC 

Worried: 
Remember what Mark Twain said:  something about being pleased to learn that the reports of his demise were incorrect. 

Starting way back:  Lazarus, Jesus (although I suppose certification was a bit loose in those days), and maybe his Mother: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assumption_of_Mary

You might want to define how precisely you mean "certified" as dead. 

Cheers, and stop worrying about the subject,  Myo

 

q21 

Researcher

 14 Nov 2014 12:47 UTCFri 14 Nov 2014 - 12:47 pm UTC 

Bryan,

not an answer to your question, just a link to a photo of the 91-year-old woman, apparently feeling quite happy:
http://www.dziennikwschodni.pl/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20141113/LUBARTOW/141119889
and
http://www.dziennikwschodni.pl/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20141114/LUBARTOW/141119824

Regards,
q21

 

Roger Browne 

Researcher

 14 Nov 2014 17:30 UTCFri 14 Nov 2014 - 5:30 pm UTC 

If the cold of the morgue doesn't do a person in, they can hope that they are buried in a "safety coffin", which includes a bell to be rung in case they wake up.

Wikipedia - Safety Coffin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safety_coffin

 

David Sarokin 

Researcher

 14 Nov 2014 17:50 UTCFri 14 Nov 2014 - 5:50 pm UTC 

As a fan of the medical drama, House, I can attest that revivals of the dead happen routinely, at least once per episode.

 

David Sarokin 

Researcher

 14 Nov 2014 17:52 UTCFri 14 Nov 2014 - 5:52 pm UTC 

P.S. Google says it's happened 18,000 times:

https://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome-psyapi2&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8&q=%22revived%20after%22%20%22declared%20dead%22

though I imagine there are some duplicates in there.

 

David Sarokin 

Researcher

 14 Nov 2014 17:55 UTCFri 14 Nov 2014 - 5:55 pm UTC 

P.P.S. I particularly like "Australian comes back from the dead to win lottery"

 

probo 

Customer

 14 Nov 2014 18:40 UTCFri 14 Nov 2014 - 6:40 pm UTC 

Wonderful, David, Many Thanks.

Please hit the Answer Button!

Now Even More Worried of Hove.

 

David Sarokin 

Researcher

 14 Nov 2014 19:43 UTCFri 14 Nov 2014 - 7:43 pm UTC 

probo,

Didn't really mean any of that as an answer. I do have standards, you know.

Let's see if someone comes up with anything a bit more meaningful.

David

 

Phil Answerfinder 

Researcher

 20 Nov 2014 12:04 UTCThu 20 Nov 2014 - 12:04 pm UTC 

You may find this interesting. Many medical terms but I think you'll get the drift.'The Lazarus phenomenon is described as delayed return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after cessation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).' They discuss 38 documented cases.
One recommendation is that 'patients should be observed for at least 10 minutes using blood pressure and ECG monitoring after the cessation of CPR before confirming death'.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2121643/

(Just popping in)
Phil
answerfinder

 

probo 

Customer

 21 Nov 2014 04:59 UTCFri 21 Nov 2014 - 4:59 am UTC 

Very many thanks, Phil, your Comment was indeed very interesting.

And it was great to hear from you again.

Bryan

 

David Sarokin 

Researcher

 21 Nov 2014 05:04 UTCFri 21 Nov 2014 - 5:04 am UTC 

Will wonders never cease? For a week I thought this question was dead and just like that, it springs back to life!

 

probo 

Customer

 21 Nov 2014 07:41 UTCFri 21 Nov 2014 - 7:41 am UTC 

David

I thought that you - of all people - would have known that my Questions are never pronounced 'dead' until Myoarin has performed The Last Rites (or Wrongs as in this case).

Which proves that - if you keep your Eyes and Ears open - you can learn something new every day.

Keep Learning!

Probo

 

myoarin 

User

 21 Nov 2014 15:56 UTCFri 21 Nov 2014 - 3:56 pm UTC 

Did I hear my name and wake up?  Or was I beyond just sleeping?? 

Phil's comment - good to see you back again - did and now the term "Last Rites" does remind me of something.  Well, this is about the first rite, earliest sacrament.

Years ago, I saw a TV programme in which was told that infants, who died before they could be christened, to their parents' great distress that the child have died a heathen, would still be christened and placed on the altar.  When - if - the limbs of infant then moved (onset of rigor mortis?), it was taken as a sign that the infant had died as a baptized Christian.

requiescant in pace

But that could only upset any statistics for the question.

 

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