In 1964 the journal Medicine, Science and the Law published an article entitled ‘Unusual Cases 2 – The Purple Brain Death’.
Sadly, the journal is no longer in print and the article isn’t available so I have absolutely no idea what it was about, but it sounds intriguing doesn’t it?
If anyone ever does find out what made this case so unusual, and what a purple brain death is exactly, do get in touch.
I wonder if it has anything to do with the BBC’s standard brain picture which always has a strangely purple tinge.
Link to PubMed entry.