Corroboration of the Dentures Anecdote Involing Veridical Perception in a Near-Death Experience

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Abstract: One of the most striking examples of near-death experience stories is the account of a clinically dead patient whose dentures were removed from his mouth prior to resuscitation, and which dentures were then lost. Days later the patient saw a nurse and told him that it was he who had removed those dentures. The patient was right, but he should not have known this information, because tat the time the nurse had removed his dentures, the patient was clinically dead. Since publication of this account in a prestigious mainstream medical journal, speculations have abounded. In this article I describe ... continued below

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Smit, Rudolf H. Autumn 2008.

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Abstract: One of the most striking examples of near-death experience stories is the account of a clinically dead patient whose dentures were removed from his mouth prior to resuscitation, and which dentures were then lost. Days later the patient saw a nurse and told him that it was he who had removed those dentures. The patient was right, but he should not have known this information, because tat the time the nurse had removed his dentures, the patient was clinically dead. Since publication of this account in a prestigious mainstream medical journal, speculations have abounded. In this article I describe the investigation I undertook to put these speculations to rest and the outcome of that investigation.

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47-61 p. ; 23 cm.

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  • Journal of Near-Death Studies, 27(1), Human Sciences Press, Fall 2008, pp. 47-61

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  • OCLC: 14781775 | External Link
  • ISSN: 0891-4494
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 88-648131
  • Library of Congress Control Number: sn 86-2701
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc798921

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  • Publication Title: Journal of Near-Death Studies
  • Volume: 27
  • Issue: 1
  • Page Start: 47
  • Page End: 61
  • Pages: 15

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The Journal of Near-Death Studies is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal devoted to the field of near-death studies. It is published on a quarterly basis by the International Association for Near-Death Studies. The Journal began publication in 1982 under the name Anabiosis which was changed to its current title in 1986 with the start of Volume 6.

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Quarterly journal publishing papers related to near-death experiences, including research reports; theoretical or conceptual statements; expressions of a scientific, philosophic, religious, or historical perspective on the study of near-death experiences; cross-cultural studies; individual case histories; and personal accounts of experiences or related phenomena.

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Smit, Rudolf H. Corroboration of the Dentures Anecdote Involing Veridical Perception in a Near-Death Experience, article, Autumn 2008; Lawrence, Kansas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc798921/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .