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First Head Transplant Patient Valery Spiridonov Schedules Surgery for 2017

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A man set to become the world’s first head transplant patient has scheduled the procedure for December 2017.

“When I realized that I could participate in something really big and important, I had no doubt left in my mind and started to work in this direction.”

Valery Spiridonov, 30, was diagnosed with a genetic muscle-wasting condition called Werdnig-Hoffmann disease, and volunteered for the procedure despite the risks involved, Central European News (CEN) reported.

Russian computer scientist Valery Spiridonov, suffering from Werdnig Hoffman’s disease, has volunteered for the world’s first head-to-body transplant. VLADIMIR SMIRNOV/TASS/CORBIS

“The only thing I feel is the sense of pleasant impatience, like I have been preparing for something important all my life and it is starting to happen.”

— Spiridonov, a Russian computer scientist

“When I realized that I could participate in something really big and important, I had no doubt left in my mind and started to work in this direction,” Spiridonov, a Russian computer scientist, told CEN. “The only thing I feel is the sense of pleasant impatience, like I have been preparing for something important all my life and it is starting to happen.”

Dr. Sergio Canavero, an Italian neurosurgeon, will perform the procedure on Spiridonov….(read more)

Source: Discovery News

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