X-Message-Number: 27382
Subject: 70th Cryonics Institute Patient
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 01:44:15 US/Eastern

        The Cryonics Institute has received its 70th patient,
a 21-year-old man who died in an automobile accident.
In addition to suffering head injuries in the accident,
the patient was autopsied.  Reportedly the patient had
spoken of wanting to be cryopreserved, without anticipating
that he would be deanimating so young. A closed-casket
funeral service was held, attended by hundreds of people,
with the casket containing ice -- a requirement to satisfy
all members of the family. Because of the condition of
the patient we did not attempt a perfusion. He has
been straight-frozen.

  -- Ben Best, President, Cryonics Institute  

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