Re: [CRYO][MONEY] Possible Croyonics advance?

Harvey Newstrom (
Mon, 5 Jan 1998 19:01:20 -0500

At 1:18pm -0500 1/5/98, Brian D Williams wrote:
>Frozen baboons returned to life
>by Lois Rogers
>Medical Correspondent
>reviving baboons hours after their bodies were packed into crates of ice.
>critically injured troops to be near-frozen on the battlefield and
>and the anaesthetised body is cooled to 1C.
>One type of North American frog can partially freeze its body while
>Hamsters have been kept alive at 1-2C with no heartbeat
>Doctors believe the technique can immediately be used in complex
>surgery, where best results can be obtained by cooling the body to
>a level which would otherwise cause brain damage.
>It will be used in complex orthopaedic, gynaecological and stomach
>operations where there is a danger of catastrophic blood loss and
>where better results can be obtained at low temperatures.

But were they really frozen?

All the details in the article seem to be about near-freezing temperatures
without actually freezing or going below 0 degrees C. The plans for future
use of this technique are for nonfrozen surgeries. Only the title
mentions "Frozen Baboons" and "Returned to Life". Titles of articles are
often created later by editors at publication time.

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