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 Posted: Thu Mar 13th, 2008 10:37 pm
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Johan - those are wise words, especially given what we now know about contemporary hygiene.

CleburneFan - the need to pass on to the next world in one piece is a recurring theme in history. In 18th/19th century England the corpses of executed criminals were often given to universities and medical schools for dissection as the belief was they could not enter Heaven without a whole body, thus providing an eternal punishment (these schools, of course, also had other ways of getting enough cadavers...)

Hmm...this should really be in the medicine category so to return to the topic I'll note that a discussion with an orderly about triage would also be handy. Until I am in such a situation (and I hope I never will be) I do not know how I could choose between who to save.

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