[Apologies for the delay. Holiday weekend!]
Way back in 1947 doctor Claude Beck of Western Reserve University School of Medicine, in Cleveland was the first person to successfully resuscitate a patient through defibrillation. Using a machine like the one pictured.
In this first case the heart of a 14-year old boy stopped while undergoing open-chest surgery. In other words, he died. Beck, who we can only assume was giggling like a school-girl at the chance to use his un-christened zap-box, was able to restore normal sinus rhythm with the application of electricity directly to the heart saving the boy’s life.
Does this mean that we are suggesting that anybody that’s been returned to life by medical science is actually a zombie? Somebody that secretly desires to moan and eat brains? Yes. Yes we are.