Re: Keeping a Cool Head

From: eugene.leitl (
Date: Tue May 16 2000 - 18:04:12 MDT

On 16 May 2000, Anders Sandberg wrote:

> neuroscience). I wonder about putting peltier cylinders around the
> carotid arteries and pumping blood through them.

Peltiers are not good for high-power applications, conventional
Carnot-cycle refrigerators are still superior there. Carotid surgery in
the field? Much too invasive. A portable PLV cooling system is much
preferable, because only requiring minimal skills (but people have been
known to even botch up intubations, if you can imagine such a thing).

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