Eugene Leitl's cryonics study...

From: john grigg (
Date: Tue Feb 08 2000 - 13:27:55 MST

Eugene Leitl wrote:
I am in the process of scanning some EM slides, depicting neurotissue
damage occuring on all scales (forget about microns), both in the
typical cryonics patient, and the unrealistic best case (rabbit
vitrification/controls). After I get some people (F*hy, Darwin) to
write interpretations of these, I'll put them online, for your
edification/little screams of horror.

I REALLY look forward to reading your report. I have read Mike Darwin's
papers and they really rattled me despite my overall confidence in cryonics.
  Please, just be sure to get more people then Darwin doing a review of the
slides, even though he is indeed very sharp. I hope Fahy does agree to do
it also, and perhaps several others too. I would like to see to what extent
there will be a difference of opinion both regarding brain structure damage,
and to what degree that damage will impair attempts to fully restore the
brain, even with a mature medical nanotech.

And as John Clarke very perceptively asked, are the slides of frozen or
thawed cells?

best regards to you and with great hopes for this endeavor,

John Grigg
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