Re: Head transplantation done

Anders Sandberg (
04 Nov 1997 18:17:20 +0100

Thom Quinn <> writes:

> Nicholas Bostrom wrote:
> >
> > I read in The Times newspaper yesterday that a researcher had managed
> > to transplant monkey heads and keep them alive for up to a week after
> > the operation.
> Nick and other extropians:
> I have seen nothing on this on the net or in newspapers here in the USA.
> Who did this? From what University?

According to the report:

"The latest developments in the 20-year project, including the vital
step of achieving respiration in the transplanted heads, have been
reported in an American scientific journal by Robert White, professor
of neurosurgery at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

I have not been able to find it in Medline, though. Anybody else who
can dig up the original reference? Somehow I think the Times may be
exaggerating things.

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