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Kill me to cure me.

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This programme follows 28-year-old Brett Kehrer as he undergoes radical treatment to cure a potntially fatal aneurysm. Neurosurgeon Robert Spetzler leaves Kehrer clinically dead, in a state of suspended animation known as hypothermic cardiac standstill, for an hour as he operates. We follow the surgery and Kehrer's recovery. We also hear about how a woman frozen to death in an icy river was brought back to life after being pronounced clinically dead. Mark Roth says that the technology of hypothermia can buy time for all trauma victims. He is researching into how hydrogen sulphide injections might produce a state of suspended animation, like the process of hibernation in animals, thus enabling this kind of surgery to take place without having to stop the heart.


UK : Channel 4, 2006.

Physical description

1 videocassette (60 min.) (VHS) : sound, color, PAL.


Broadcast on 25 September, 2006

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Redback films MMVI



  • English

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