The Ghost Diaries has been thinking a lot about BLOOD recently and we’ve uncovered some rather macabre projects that should leave you sufficiently curdled. Experiments on dead dogs, computers that bleed, gardens fertilized with blood meal! Today we’re focusing on the dead dog experiments of 1940 and 2005, in Russia and the US respectively.
In 1940, Russian scientists tried to reanimate dead dogs by creating an artificial blood circulation system.
In 2005, American scientists tried again by “flushing all the blood from [the dogs’] bodies and replacing it with oxygen and sugar-filled saline,” according to the researchers from the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research at the University of Pittsburgh. A blood transfusion and an electric shock later and the dogs were back from the dead. Supposedly.
The word is this kind of treatment could one day save people from hemorrhaging blood too quickly.