A surgeon aiming to do the first human head transplant says ‘Frankenstein’ predicted a crucial part of the surgery

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A surgeon aiming to do the first human head transplant says ‘Frankenstein’ predicted a crucial part of the surgery

To Sergio Canavero, “Frankenstein” is scientific inspiration.

The Italian neurosurgeon told Business Insider that Mary Shelley’s classic novel convinced him that he could complete the world’s first full-body transplant.Canavero claims he’ll complete the procedure on a human next fall in China.

Not only did the book reveal a missing piece in his plan to swap the heads of two humans, Canavero said, it also provided the justification for the dangerous procedure.


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