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Old 10 January 2018, 04:57 PM
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Icon81 Man declared dead snores to life right before autopsy

A man in Spain who was declared dead by three doctors was actually still alive, which doctors discovered only when he began snoring on the autopsy table, according to news reports.
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Old 10 January 2018, 05:02 PM
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Guess he was only mostly dead.
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Old 10 January 2018, 06:47 PM
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Not really, most sincerely, dead.

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Old 10 January 2018, 10:23 PM
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He's not dead; he's resting.
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Old 10 January 2018, 10:47 PM
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"You're dead when a doctor says you're dead," Dr. James Bernat, a neurologist at Dartmouth College's Geisel School of Medicine in New Hampshire, told Live Science in a 2014 interview.
That’s not arrogant at all.
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Old 11 January 2018, 05:13 AM
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Hey, show some respect. You know what we have the power to do. Just sayin.
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Old 11 January 2018, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Little Pink Pill View Post
Thatís not arrogant at all.
It's not arrogant. It's the law.

According to the National Association of Medical Examiners about 20 percent of all death certificates are signed by a coroner or a medical examiner. Since autopsy rates have plummeted in hospitals, death investigators now perform the majority of the nation's autopsies, which remain a vital barometer for revealing causes that might otherwise have been missed. In 2007, the latest data available from the CDC, 201,000 autopsies were performed, accounting for just 8 percent of all deaths.

Others who can sign a death certificate include a primary physician, an attending physician, a non-attending physician, a medical examiner, a nurse practitioner, a forensic pathologist or a coroner, but it varies according to state law. In Texas, for example, a justice of the peace can sign.
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