X-Message-Number: 12241
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999 17:04:00 -0600
Subject: CryoNet #12220 - #12224

> It's 2 a.m. and paramedics rush an unconscious man to an emergency room.
> Little is known about the patient, and his medical records are not
> available until the start of the business day, so a doctor runs
> a battery of expensive and time-consuming tests.
> But another scene may soon unfold. This time, paramedics reach the patient
> who is carrying a medical-alert card emblazoned with a Web address. They
> radio the information to the hospital, where a nurse logs onto a Web
> site containing the patient's medical records. By the time the ambulance
> arrives at the ER, a doctor has reviewed the patient's medical history
> and charted a course of possible treatment.

I think an even better solution would be a microchip embedded under our skin
which contains all of our medical history. A reader in the ambulance could
read the chip and instantly know any allergies or special circumstances that
doctors should know about.  I would expect this to become a widespread
practice in the near future.

David King
a newcomer to cryonics

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