Transplant an organ? Why not an entire body? | Curio

Transplant an organ? Why not an entire body?

7 mins | Mar 13, 2021

Surgeon Robert White believed it possible — a new book offers more details. The controversial White spent his career working toward the goal of transferring the head of a sick patient onto the body of a healthy person. He never succeeded, but the medical and ethical implications of his work still echo through his field today. Gary Krist reviews "Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher: A Monkey’s Head, the Pope’s Neuroscientist, and the Quest to Transplant the Soul", a detailed analysis of the unorthodox doctor's practices.

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