Medicine: Never Say Die


James H. Bedford, 73, a retired psychology professor dying of cancer, in Glendale, Calif., had decided years ago that he wanted his body preserved by freezing for later revival if possible. He had left $4,200 for a steel capsule and for liquid nitrogen to keep his body frozen at about 200° below zero centigrade. When Bedford died on Jan. 12, his physician, Dr. B. Renault Able, began to pack the body in ice. Members of the Cryonics Society of California arrived to help. They spent eight hours, sending out periodically for more ice,...

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