Diagram from Dr Whites monkey head transplant. White et al. 1971
1. Body and head to be cooled to keep cells alive even without oxygen. 2. The neck of the patient will be severed. Crucial blood vessels will be hooked up to tubes, while the spinal cord on both the head and the body are severed.
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3. Severed head will be moved to donor body and two ends of spinal cord will be fused together 4. A chemical called polyethylene glycol will be used to fuse the head and the body. “Just like hot water makes dry spaghetti stick together, polyethylene glycol encourages the fat in cell membranes to mesh,” the doctor told 5. Finally, the muscles will be stitched up.