Science is developing at an exponential rate. If we look back 50 or 100 years ago, we’d never be able to imagine just how fast medicine has improved over the years. And who know where we’ll be in another hundred year’s time? There’s certainly no way of knowing. But although science is now at a point where we can cut a body open and transport various organs into a different body, there are still a few elements of science that we just haven’t cracked quite yet. And one of the biggests ones is head transplants. That’s right - the idea that we can take someone’s head and attach it to a different body. And while many scientists have tried their hardest to crack this medical code, no one has truly got there yet. But we’re making some progress, and today, we’re going to talk you through whether or not you could survive a head transplant.
But before we can weigh up the pros and cons of this dangerous surgery, we need to establish some background about transplants, and especially why they’re so much more complex than a standard appendage transplant. We’re going to be talking you through how this surgery was done in the olden days, what attempts have been made to successfully transplant a head, and what horrible side effects you could experience both physically and psychologically if you undertook the surgery.