X-Message-Number: 27357
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 08:46:47 -0500
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: a partial answer to Leitl

To Eugen Leitl (and Kennita Watson, a bit):

Even to suspend someone we want their temperature much lower than
the review you quoted in your older message. The place to look for
what's been done to bring down people's temperature (prior to 
doing work with them) is work done prior to heart surgery... and
of course the work by cryonicists.

One major effect of bringing the temperature down to just above
freezing is that the only kind of damage that can occur at low
temperatures is mechanical. By attempting to bring someone down
low enough WITHOUT freezing them, you have a good chance at 
avoiding mechanical damage too ... why there is such an interest
in vitrification. As you might guess, vitrification at a  low
enough temperature isn't easy, either.

As for damage due to a low temperature, I would not expect any
at all except for that due to mechanical injury. In that sense
I don't understand why you try to separate the different damages
for a suspension patient.

Finally, as for sending something from PERIASTRON, there is nothing
I have that wouldn't take up far too much space on Cryonet. I will
try to send you a list of books to read next issue of Cryonet.

                Best wishes and long long life for all,

                    Thomas Donaldson

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