Re: NEURO: Head Transplants"

Brian Manning Delaney (b-delaney@uchicago.edu)
Sun, 29 Aug 1999 21:44:33 -0700

Spike Jones wrote:
>
> Greg, this looks true, but there are a
> couple things I dont understand.

[....]

> They say it costs 800,000. Why should
> it be so costly? I know there are
> buttloads of muscles in the neck, but if they
> are going to be useless anyway, why connect
> them? Looks like the surgeons need to
> only sew together the major blood vessels.

But they have to keep the brain either perfused with oxygenated blood, or very cool, during the procedure, else it's not much good once attached. I assume that's where most of the expense comes in.

Brian.

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