X-Message-Number: 13633
From: "Brook Norton" <>
Subject: Suicide without autopsy is an optimum last resort plan
Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2000 17:05:02 -0700

In Message #13608, Bob Ettinger says...

I plan to move back to Michigan this summer. Suicide is not illegal there,
although assisted suicide is illegal. Before my death, if I have the luxury
of anticipating it while still compos mentis, I hope to persuade a medical
examiner to have a representative present at my suicide and ready to
pronounce death and waive autopsy, with our perfusion team on hand.

That's a GREAT plan.  I have always associated suicide with too great a risk
of autopsy.  Some Cryonet msgs earlier spoke of the method you mention above
and it is in my to-do list to follow up on how to commit suicide (should the
need arise) without autopsy.  Best of luck in delaying that plan as long as

Brook Norton

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