(1913-2002) Russian surgeon – a pioneer of open-heart surgery in the Soviet Union – and writer. 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 (> 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: 13 December 2002
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