Purple brain death

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.

3 thoughts on “Purple brain death”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s