The head transplant story that broke in world news yesterday is garnering lots of attention on this site and elsewhere.
In this post, a followup to the original post yesterday on the planned head transplant, various medical experts express skepticism about the procedure.
Medical experts have told Sky News that plans to carry out a head transplant on a Russian patient are “highly questionable”, despite the operation being technically possible.
Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero says he hopes to perform a transplant on patient Valery Spiridonov as soon as 2017.
Mr Spiridonov suffers from a muscle wasting disease and says he is not frightened about having the operation.
But in an interview with Sky News, Matthew Crocker, a consultant neurosurgeon at St George’s Hospital, said he fears Mr Spiridonov is being involved in a “publicity stunt”.
He said while each step of the proposed transplant is “entirely possible”, there…
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