(1913-2002) Russian surgeon – a pioneer of open-heart surgery in the Soviet Union – and author. In his sf novel Zapiski iz budushchego (1965 Nauka i Zhizn; 1967; trans George St George as Notes from the Future 1970 US as by N Amosoff) a frozen sleeper awakens to 1991 (see Sleeper Awakes), where he is cured of leukaemia and reflects somewhat heavily upon the nature of the world of 1991 he has come into, where Immortality has become a possibility. [JC]
see also: Cryonics.
Nikolai Mikhailovitch Amosov
born Olkhovo, Russia: 6 December 1913
died Kiev, Ukraine: 12 December 2002
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