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[One of my first observations, after stumbling into the field of cryonics, was that people should be working toward statutory changes that would optimize cryopreservation attempts.]
That was an observation of nothing, and entirely an opinion Melody derived.
[Many times, I've put forth that the ideal situation would be one in which legalized assisted suicide for terminal patients signed up for cryopreservation was carried out, via perfusion. They would be anesthetized and then cooled, just as patients are, in the initial steps of heart surgery.]
That is certainly an interesting idea, and probably one which has occurred to most people interested in cryonics, so she is not alone. Also, this is the first time I remember her ever "put(ting) forth" this idea. Considering her other posts of late, I fear this may be a trap. The reality is that cryonics is far from being respected enough as an alpha-level "science" to be performed in a medical environment which could go directly from legal assisted suicide to cryopreservation procedures. The further reality is that at this point in time, considering the general public ignorance on cryonics and a seemingly growing anticryonic movement (mentioned by Melody where she says [People are getting ready to challenge cryonics protocols and personnel] in her "Nonsense" post), to advocate such a stance would be tantamount to advocating the end of cryonics via legislative mania. Other posts from Melody of late give us reason to highly suspect where she really stands on "the end of cryonics". Oh, and also her heckler friend "Lgeorge".
[Fallout from my conventional medicine friends will probably follow this post, but they are more forgiving than the cryonics community. They allow me to straddle the fence, usually responding with laughter, rather than outrage.]
People with substantial medical credentials, rather than merely a bachelor's in perfusion, actually read here? WHY DON'T THEY POST?
PS to "Lgeorge": Go play with yourself; I will not play with you.
FD is following a well-established tradition, on this forum, of attempting to discredit me with personnal attacks.
If FD cannot find where I have written that the ideal circumstances for cryopreservation would involve legalized assisted suicide, he hasn't looked very hard. As for his attempts to belittle my degree, it is not "merely a bachelor's in perfusion," but a bachelor's of allied health science, the same as some of those physician assistants, from whom people like FD regularly receive their medical care. In the past, there were perfusion schools, which only focused on perfusion, but mine wasn't one of those. Baylor College of Medicine thought all their students "should have a broad scope of medical knowledge," so we took classes, and did clinical rotations, right along with the medical students and interns. Under supervision, I treated patients on the floors of Houston hospitals, doing exams, making diagnoses, performing various procedures, prescribing meds, etc. The only difference between my class and the physician assistant class was the last six months of clinical rotations. During those six months, the perfusion students focused perfusion, while the physician assistant (PA) students did an OB/GYN rotation, plus two electives. (We all received the same bachelor's degree...along with certificates in our areas of specialization.) If I had been willing to go for another six months of clinicals, I would have also been a physician assistant, but I was a very broke, very tired, single mother, with a good job offer, at the time.
FD's personal attacks on me, and his crude suggestion to George, are really out of line.