X-Message-Number: 11622
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 08:11:55 -0700
From: David Brandt-Erichsen <>
Subject: Assisted termination

Thomas Nord <> wrote:

>What about Holland and Switzerland?

Assisted termination is available there, but since there are no cryonics
facilities it isn't much help.

>Any others?

Not that I know of.

>I recollect Australia is ruled out.

Yup.  It was legal in the Northern Territories for a few months, but this
was overruled by the feds.

>Can it be done without damage for Cryonics-perfusion and reanimation?

Since barbiturates are currently used for cryonics (partly for brain
preservation and partly to make sure the patient doesn't wake up from the
rescuscitation), I would think that barbiturates would be a pretty good
method to use.  However, I do not have the background to answer this
question.  I hope that somebody else who does could possibly let us know
what would be the ideal method of assisted termination for cryonics purposes.

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