Saturday, September 16, 2006

I'm certainly no physician, but this Guardian article on the use of a sleeping aid to revive patients thought to be in permanent vegetative states is simply amazing.

A general practicioner in South Africa gave a man in a five-year PVS a sleeping pill to end involuntary arm spasms that caused him to tear at his hospital mattress. Instead, within 30 minutes he was speaking to his mother and responding.

Just read and marvel.

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