X-Message-Number: 7725
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 23:45:10 -0500 (EST)
Subject: correction

In my earlier post today, I said, "...on average, tissues are NOT 'squeezed
into tiny spaces,' [by ice formation] although some may be."

Actually, tissues are almost NEVER squeezed into tiny spaces, since most
tissues are mostly water, and water is essentially incompressible at ordinary
pressures, along with most other liquids and solids. Of course, that does not
preclude mangling or mingling, which may be just as bad; but the main point
was that mechanical damage by ice crystals is often grossly overstated.


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