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Language, Discourse, Society

The Contemporary Deathbed

The Ultimate Rush

Authors: Tercier, John

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About this book

How do we picture ourselves dying? A 'death with dignity', the darkened room, and a few murmured farewells? Or in the lights' flashing, siren wailing, chest-pumping maelstrom of the back of an ambulance hurtling towards an ER? Over the last decade, the two most robust vehicles of popular culture: film and television, have opted for the latter scenario. This book examines the hi-tech death of the twenty-first century as enacted in our hospitals and as portrayed on our TV screens.

About the authors

JOHN TERCIER is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, USA. He is an emergency medicine specialist and cultural historian and has practised and taught in Canada, the USA, the UK and the Middle East. His continuing research examines the influence of the media on medical practice.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Tercier, John Anthony

    Pages 1-5

  • The Death-with-Dignity: The Fantasy

    Tercier, John Anthony

    Pages 9-23

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: The Protocol

    Tercier, John Anthony

    Pages 24-48

  • The Royal Humane Society: The Method

    Tercier, John Anthony

    Pages 49-94

  • Defibrillation: Scintilla Vitalis

    Tercier, John Anthony

    Pages 97-123

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eBook $79.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Contemporary Deathbed
Book Subtitle
The Ultimate Rush
Authors
Series Title
Language, Discourse, Society
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-51405-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230514058
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-4628-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-52351-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 297
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