X-Message-Number: 10005
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 19:23:49 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Re: Cryonics and pain

Trygve Bauge (#9976) wrote about trying to remove pain from future cryonics 

This strikes me as an argument any surgeon would have made prior to the 
invention of anesthesia 

regarding why surgery must always be brutal, painful and must be executed as 
quickly as possible 

to prevent undue shock to the patient.  Yet today, surgery can be extended for 
many hours as 

needed.  (No need for the patient to practise self-inflicted tortures to mimic 
surgery at all!).

By the time anyone can be resuscitated from cryonics, total pain control will be
child's play.  

The body is only a machine.  Eventually we will understand its deepest workings 
and controls.  It 

is only a matter of time.  Cryonic suspension offers time for those who 
otherwise have run out of 

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