Re: future pets

Steve Van Sickle (
Fri, 17 Apr 1998 11:19:58 -0600

> No, cryonics isn't that successful yet. But Mike Darwin et al have
> held a dog at near freezing temperatures for 15 minutes with no
> damage, which might be the source of the rumor.

Not quite. 21st Century Medicine has been recovering dogs from 15
minutes of body temperature cardiac arrest. They have recovered dogs
from around 4 hours of cardiac arrest at just above the freezing
point with all the blood washed out and replaced (and even longer
with intermittant mechanical perfusion).