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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Terri Schiavo's Brain

The autopsy released this week stated that Terri's brain was only about half the weight of a normal brain. She had suffered brain damage due to an accident fifteen years earlier. In the ensuing years very little progress was made in any kind of rehabilitation. Brains that lose their function also lose their need to maintain normal size.

However one other large factor must have had a tremendous part in the low weight - dehydration. Try this experiment. Take your brain out and weigh it on a meat scale. Then put it back in and go without any food or water for a week. Then weigh it again. I'll bet it will weigh considerably less the second time than it did the first time.


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