The world's first head transplant (or first body transplant)

Dick Cheney

At first it seemed way to far fetched, but now there's a date scheduled for the world's first head transplant.

Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero grabbed the world’s attention this past winter when he announced his plans to perform the first human head transplant. Many doubted that such an outrageous procedure would ever see the light of day. Now, Canavero has a date on the books.

Thirty-year-old Russian computer scientist Valery Spiridonov is set to become the world’s first head transplant patient in December 2017.

On a side note, shouldn't it be a body transplant? I mean, the part that is being discarded is the body and not the head right? The dude is getting a new body, not the dead guy getting a new head?

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