R. Star wrote:
DOUGHERTY With metaphasics, lifespans will be doubled... an entire new medical science will evolve... (beat) I understand your Chief Engineer has the use of his eyes for the first time in his life... would you take his sight away from him?
Putting aside the doubled lifespans, if just normal exposure can magically heal Geordi's eyes the concentrated stuff's potential would be extraordinary. When you probably have hundreds of hospitals across dozens of planets and bases full of casualties from the war, that seems like a pertinent need.
Considering its doubled lifespans instead of immortality it actually sounds like a a watered down version of the radiation is the end result and seeing as the all natural immortality granting version can't heal wounds the watered down sounding version that will only double a lifespan probably wouldn't either.
Besides most casualties in the war suffered from the untreatabl;e condition known as death in all its varied forms like death from being blow up when the ships is destroyed, or death from exploding console and/or (surprisingly) rock filled walls, or death by vaporization, or death by whatever the hell those automatic energy weapons the Jem'Hadar use are, or ect.
So not seeing how it helps and no most of the battles shown were space battles so that probably wasn't the minority of combat.