First Person Cryonically Preserved

Today in History —> 1967 – Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation.

His body is still frozen until the day when he can supposedly be revived and cured of his metastasizing kidney cancer. The Facebook page that details his preservation says this: Compared to those employed by modern cryonics organizations, the use of cryoprotectants in Bedford’s case was primitive.

He was injected with dimethyl sulfoxide, a compound once thought to be useful for long-term cryogenics, so it is unlikely that his brain was protected.Vitrification was not yet possible, further limiting the possibility of Bedford’s eventual recovery.

Here are some photos from that site.

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