X-Message-Number: 13649
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 09:00:46 -0400
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: CryoNet #13643 - #13646

Hi everyone!

In my own opinion, John de Rivaz latches on to the expense of medicine
in the US too much. No one is REQUIRED to consult a doctor before they
die. I am not assuming that you go to the US and get treated there
for your condition (something which very likely would involve lots of
expenses). No, the idea is that you go to the US simply to die there
and be suspended. Obviously a cooperating doctor would be good to have,
but the same is true for cryonicists in the US (and a fully cooperative
doctor will be much easier to find there --- though in Australia we
do have one). 

I will add that essentially this has already happened to one resident
of Australia. He was gravely ill when his wife organized his trip to
the US. Basically he took a hotel room near the location of a cryonics
team prepared to freeze him and waited. He did not wait for a long
time, nor did he ask for or buy any special treatments.

			Best wishes and long long life for all,

				Thomas Donaldson

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