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In Depth (Cryonics / Williams Death) #705397

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 10, 2002
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Scottsdale: Jim Avila) The debate over cryonics featured; details given of the dispute between Ted Williams’s descendants over the treatment of Williams’ body; scenes shown inside Alcor† of tanks containing liquid nitrogen and frozen human remains; Alcor Foundation video shown. [Alcor Foundation Dr. Jerry LEMLER†- describes body storage.] [Williams’s daughter Barbara Joyce FERRELL†- says cryonics is insane.] [Cryonics supporter Paul GARFIELD‡- says he likes being alive.] [Northwestern University Medical School Dr. Hunt BATJER†- says a few minutes of no circulation in a warm body causes irreversible damage.] [21st Century Medicine, Inc.† Dr. Gregory FAHY†- says we can store organs at low temperatures and get them back alive.]

Avila, Jim;
Williams, Brian

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