Sixty seconds on . . . cryopreservationBMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i6280 (Published 22 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i6280
- Susan Mayor
I thought this was sci-fi fantasy
So did we. Many scientists say that marketing life after death by freezing bodies is downright exploitation and should be banned. But a landmark legal ruling last week propelled cryogenics into the limelight after a 14 year old girl became the first British child to have her body frozen after dying from cancer.1
So what’s involved?
After a doctor pronounces a person dead they are cooled rapidly with iced water. The Cryonics Institute near Detroit (www.cryonics.org), one of …