StudioTulsa on Health: "Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead"

Aug 28, 2014

Dr. David Casarett is a physician, researcher, and tenured associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He's a long-practicing and widely published palliative care expert -- and also the author of an entertaining and well-written new general-audience book, "Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead." As a critic for The New York Times has recently noted, this book is "a comprehensive review of the fascinating science of resuscitation.... A specialist in end-of-life care at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Casarett has produced a travelogue about as comprehensive as possible without actually dying." Dr. Casarett speaks today with guest host John Schumann about this richly fascinating volume, which details not only the surprisingly long and far-reaching history of resuscitation, but also explores where it's likely to go in the future.