Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Reports of Visits to Foreign Laboratories, vol. 3 (1913-16) [Illustrated Typoscript in 7 volumes] Reproduced with the kind permission of Dr. Cecil E. Leith
Benedict, Francis Gano
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particularly those convicted for a capital offence, to choose between 
undergoing some scientific experiment or being decapitated or hung. 
If they choose the former, the experiments must require a major opera¬ 
tion or something of that kind. Bachmetjew proposes to freeze some 
of the criminals and see if he cannot thaw them out as he has animals. 
He told me of an interesting experiment he made with certain 
larvae which had been fused into a Geissler tube with oxygen and tnen 
left for a month in a temperature of -5° C. They produced no carbon 
dioxide during this time. Shen thawed out they came ^o life again. 
Bachmetjew seemed to be a rather bombastic olo. chap but extremely 


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