Tuesday, September 13, 2016

#257 / Full-Body!

Meet Dr. Xiaoping Ren. According to an article in the June 12, 2016 edition of The New York Times, Dr. Ren is planning to transplant the head of his patient, Mr. Wang Huanming, onto an available body. Here is a link to the article, which is titled, "Doctor's Plan for Full-Body Transplants Raises Doubts Even in Daring China."

Doubts? Doubts? You got doubts?

The caption on the photograph below might cause doubts. It reads: "Dr. Ren Xiaoping ... an orthopedic surgeon in Harbin, China, plans to transfer a living person's head to a new body. Photographs on the walls of his office showed his experiments with similar transplants in mice. The mice lived only for a day."

Mr. Wang is currently paralyzed from the neck down. I guess he figures it's worth a shot.

Image Credits:
(1) - http://images.singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/gallery/2015/06/ScreenHunter_4263%20Jun.%2009%2014.01.jpg
(2) - http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/12/world/asia/china-body-transplant.html

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