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Vivification  
  A process by which the body can be preserved for centuries at body temperature and then revived.  

This process has the obvious advantage of being done at body temperature, just a bit higher than room, thus obviating all of the problems with freezing (as in the frigorific process described in Edward Page Mitchell's 1879 story The Senator's Daughter).

"It is done!" [Bemis exclaimed to Gladwin. "I agree to be vivificated!"

Gladwin gave him chloroform until he became unconscious. Then a solution of the lately discovered compound Tetrethylcylonammon was injected under his skin. This gradually reduced his heart action and respiration to zero.

When, under its influence, all movement had ceased and his animation was entirely suspended, he was placed in a large glass cylinder twice the length of his body and lying in a horizontal position.

A powerful antiseptic, Mortimicrobium, Gladwin's discovery was now injected into his veins. It was a liquid that destroyed all organisms not proper to the body or essential to life, and prevented decomposition. The cylinder of glass was then filled with highly antiseptized air... and the end of the tube was fused, drawn to a point and hermetically sealed.

So enclosed, as though in a huge cocoon, Bemis was left in the alcove, which was kept heated day and night at an even temperature of ninety-eight degrees Fahrenheit.

From In the Deep of Time, by George Parsons Lathrop.
Published by Not known in 1879
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