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“A medically-induced depression.”  The phrase has stuck in my mind because an especially dear friend was treated with a medically-induced coma several years ago, after his heart stopped for a few minutes sending oxygenated blood to his brain. For several days his life hung in the balance. Such were the odds that, if he survived, it would probably be with significant cognitive impairment. He recovered completely, having suffered no damage at all. Another miracle of modern medicine. I don’t know any more than that about medically-induced coma except for this:  for a time the treatment was the centerpiece of the