X-Message-Number: 22722
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 10:19:29 -0400
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: CryoNet #22712 - #22720

About Terri Schiavo:

(who was discussed here in the Australian news, too, and with more

There is a simple test which seems not to have been applied and would
(for some) settle the issue of What's There in Terri Schiavo. Give
her an MRI of her brain... or what's left of it. For instance, late
stage Alzheimer's patients show a dramatic brain shrinkage. If her
brain isn't shrunken, then some hope exists that she might someday
be revived. If it is badly shrunken, then she's no longer there and
can be considered already dead. It sounds as if she only has her
lower brain centers working, if that. An MRI of her brain would 
tell us just what's there and what's missing. 

Would it quiet everyone? No. But it would help settle the issue
of whether or not her recovery would ever be possible.

            Best wishes and long long life for all,

                  Thomas Donaldson

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