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newmod
05-22-2007, 02:18 PM
Hi All,

I was wondering if you might be able to recommend either text books or personal accounts of people/family members about coma, in particular long-term coma.

Thanks very much,
newmod

Tsu Dho Nimh
05-24-2007, 06:43 AM
Besides the hassle in Florida ... Teresa Schriber?

Look up "chronic vegetative state"

newmod
05-24-2007, 09:13 AM
Thanks Tsu Dho Nimh. Will check her out, also chronic vegetative state as Id been focussing on permanent vegetative state.

Puma
05-24-2007, 02:20 PM
Hi Newmod - Another case in recent history was Karen Quinlan. I'd think if you did a Google search you ought to get quite a few leads to cases and books on the subject.

My only experiences with anything like this have been two cases of stoke victims and in both cases death came in a matter of days. In the more recent case the doctors said that the only portion of the brain still functioning was the brain stem. Puma

newmod
05-24-2007, 02:43 PM
Thanks Puma, much appreciated. Ill check that out. Take care.