My roommate and I got into a disgusting disgussion lately, based on Jonathon Swift’s “Modest Proposal.” Assuming you were healthy and in a clean (eese only wahfer-theen, messiur!) room, and someone removed your skin very carefully with a terribly sharp blade, what would you die of?
My companion believes that you’d die of infection, but I think that that would happen after several days, while all your lymph would leak out in the matter of hours.
Suppose - the skin is removed so exquisitely that no blood vessels besides capillaries are broken, and that these clot over almost immediately. You are no longer able to sweat, your tissues are exposed to the air, and you are in horrible pain. Can a man die from pain?