Muscle-wasting diseased scientist wants first ‘Head Transplant’

A TERMINALLY ill scientist has volunteered to be the world’s first head transplant patient.

Desperate Valery Spiridonov, 30, says without a new body he will die from the muscle-wasting disease that has crippled him since birth.

The Russian computer scientist is prepared to have an operation conducted by controversial Italian surgeon Dr Sergio Canavero.

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The surgeon claims he can cut off the Russian’s head and attach it to a healthy donor body.

He is currently trying to secure funding for the historic procedure.

Valery, 30, of Moscow, said: “Am I afraid? Yes, of course. But every year my state is getting worse.”

However, critics claim Dr Canavero is “nuts” and dubbed him “Dr Frankenstein”.

US brain surgeon Dr Hunt Batjer said: “I would not wish this on anyone.”

Milanian. K 2015 Daily Star  March 9th 2015.P. 23

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