Note to self: Grab Zombie preparedness kit
They can say it can be done, when they’ve done it.
And here is Lovecraft’s original work, Herbert Smith- The Reanimator:
And yet. Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead...
The soul isn’t going to hang around.
Unfortunately, so far all those so resuscitated have exhibited an overpowering appetite for the flesh of the living; scientists are working this out even as we speak.
Miracle Max: He probably owes you money huh? I’ll ask him.
Inigo Montoya: He’s dead. He can’t talk.
Miracle Max: Whoo-hoo-hoo, look who knows so much. It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead. There’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive. With all dead, well, with all dead there’s usually only one thing you can do.
Inigo Montoya: What’s that?
Miracle Max: Go through his clothes and look for loose change.
“As Coroner I must aver, I thoroughly examined her.
And she’s not only merely dead, she’s really most sincerely dead.”
I will just say that I have my doubts.
Person death occurs before death of individual cells, which is why it is possible to resuscitate people after their heart or breathing stops. However, cells begin to die soon after person death, and once cells die, there is no bringing them back. The process of rigor mortis is a sign of cell death, where the motor proteins become locked after the cell depletes its energy. Brain cells use more energy than other cells, so they use up their stores very quickly and die within minutes.
Obviously the headline was going to say “back from the dead.”
No copywriter can resist that.
The reality is that there is no “back from the dead.” Death is that which is final. If someone is resuscitated, that person was NOT DEAD.
“We may have injectable drugs that slow the process of cell death in the brain and other organs.”
That won’t work when the heart is stopped.