DailyDirt: Frankenstein Was The Doctor, Not The Monster...

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Medicine is often a somewhat gruesome practice. To treat some injuries/diseases, sometimes you need to perform some extreme surgeries. It's not always pretty. However, some surgeons are working on unusual procedures that sound a bit more like Frankenstein than modern medicine. Transplants from animals, whole head transplants -- if these procedures actually work, doctors could extend the lifespans of people in a way that brings up more and more questions about the quality of a person's life. These operations are far from perfected now, but so were a lot of surgeries not too long ago. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

Filed Under: frankenstein, head transplant, life extension, medicine, organ transplant, valery spiridonov, werdnig-hoffman disease, xenotransplantation


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    Anonymous Coward, 7 May 2015 @ 5:46pm

    Well, from an ethical perspective, Dr. Frankenstein was the monster.

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    Agonistes, 7 May 2015 @ 6:25pm

    Always loved monsters in blazers.

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    HMTKSteve, 8 May 2015 @ 2:39am

    When I was young I thought sex change surgery used head transplants between a man and a woman who both wanted to change their sex.

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    The borthers cousin of the bride of the reannimato, 8 May 2015 @ 3:12am

    I was watching that documentry series the X-Files

    And I saw the episode about Xeno transplantation, our government already used Nazi doctors to do this and it didn't end well people died!, we shouldn't be making past mistakes again..

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      Anonymous Coward, 8 May 2015 @ 5:50am

      Re: I was watching that documentry series the X-Files

      > Xeno transplantation

      Ah, there's my mistake. I thought you were talking about Zeno transplantation. You know, where the first half of the operation takes an hour, but the next quarter takes the next hour, the next eighth takes the third hour... and you never actually finish?

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        DannyB (profile), 8 May 2015 @ 5:56am

        Re: Re: I was watching that documentry series the X-Files

        > > > Xeno transplantation

        Maybe that was a typo mistaken reference to that other documentary series: Xena.

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    Luke, 9 May 2015 @ 9:25am

    Donor Bodies.

    Doner bodies.

    Bring back the guillotine as a firm of capital punishment.

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