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Oldest Medical Report of NDE Discovered

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Reports of people having "near-death" experiences go back to antiquity, but the oldest medical description of the phenomenon may come from a French physician around 1740, a researcher has found.

The report was written by Pierre-Jean du Monchaux, a military physician from northern France, who described a case of near-death experience in his book "Anecdotes de Medecine." Monchaux speculated that too much blood flow to the brain could explain the mystical feelings people report after coming back to consciousness.

http://www.livescien...experience.html

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Wow, nice to know that this report goes back that far. Thanks for posting it.

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Very neat article, thanks for bring it to attention & the link.

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Very cool they wrote about this even back then, I would like to have a NDE.

but if I told people they would say iam lieing

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Though not a medical report as such, but the oldest report of an NDE was recorded by the Greek philosopher Plato in his book "Republic". There he discusses the story of "Er", a soldier who described his journey into the afterlife.

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