The Pros And Cons Of Sergio Canavero

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In the world of science in order to make advancements we must drift away from what is deemed as sane. We dare to do what has never been done, see all there is to be seen, and know all there is to be known. Great sacrifices are made in the name of science but, can we ever go too far. Sergio Canavero, a Italian neurosurgeon, believes that he is on course to making a huge leap in the medical field; he wants to perform the first human head transplant. Canavero plans to take the head of one decapitated subject and placed it onto the body of another decapitated being and if successful, it could be used to help out cancer patients and those who suffer from extreme accidents. The major concern surrounding the operation is the uncertainty of a successful…show more content…
There are not many plans that have led to a victorious end. Experiments have been done on various animals and each test ended with the test subjects dead. With the outcome of Canverno’s work seeming to do more harm than good and the creepy taboo set on the exchanging of body parts, the operation does not seem to be ethically moral. Fleming, Nic. "Dr Strange Meets Dr Frankenstein." New Scientist, vol. 236, no. 3149, 28 Oct. 2017, pp. 39-41. EBSCOhost, Sergio Canavero constructed plans to perform the first human head transplant in China. The procedure is called the head anastomosis venture, or HEAVEN, by Canavero. He plans to use Polyethylene glycol (PEG) to reconnect the spinal cords (7). He believes that a patient could regain close to full movement after those nerves have been severed. A test was performed on eight mice by C-Yoon Kim and five of them “whose spinal cords

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