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Alcor Life Extension (Cryonic) Company, Scottsdale, AZ. Cryonics is a speculative life support technology that seeks to preserve human life in a state that will be viable and treatable by future medicine. Jerry B. Lemler, MD, president and CEO of Alcor, in the cryonic storage tank room. The tanks contain frozen bodies and heads. Ted William's dismembered frozen head is one of these tanks. Lemler resigned in 2003 after he was diagnosed with cancer..