headless horseman

From: Spike Jones (spike66@attglobal.net)
Date: Sat Jan 06 2001 - 20:23:33 MST

We have discussed the possibility of keeping a head alive
without a body, with inconclusive results. But could a
body theoretically be kept "alive" without a head? If
for instance a sophisticated medical team wished to keep
organs for later transplantation, could they whack off the
head {for freezing purposes} sew the big neck arteries
into the big neck veins, sew a pipe onto the trachea, force
air in and out, occasionally insert a smaller tube inside the
air tube, squirt in premasticated food, etc.

Would the decapitated heart continue to beat? Would
the digestive system continue to digest? spike

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