Head (or body!) transplants?
F. Frank LeFever
flefever at ix.netcom.com
Sun Mar 16 21:24:40 EST 1997
In <p-ashby.1208847570C at mercury.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk> p-ashby at nimr.mrc.ac.uk
(Peter Ashby) writes:
>In Article <5gesec$7j6$1 at sagan.global-one.pt>, cmsa at global-one.pt
>S. Antunes) wrote:
>>I just saw a TV program where an american neuroscientist transplanted
>>head of one monkey into another. Well, I would like to have more info
>This was screened here in the uk a while ago and I read an article
>It was not as dramatic as you might think. The monkey was paralysed
>the neck down and artificialy ventilated. This was done back in the
>think) but the article suggested the researcher was back in business
>disturbed me since I consider the work unethical and of little
>Peter Ashby National Institute for Medical
>Eukaryotic Molecular Genetics London, England
I agree with Peter. I recall seeing a photo (Life magazine?) (40-50
yrs ago) purporting to show such a transplant between dogs.
It requires just a very small amount of basic education re mammalian
anatommy, physiology, neurology, immunology, etc. (i.e. HS or undergrad
level) to understand what a thoroughly stupid idea this is.
New York Neuropsychology Group
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