Head Transplants: Stranger Than Fiction

Director: Channel 5
Year: 2006
Country: UK
Rating: N/A

Filed under: Human Transplantation, Documentary

This documentary traces the race between the USA and the Soviet Union to be the first to transplant a head. It explores the brain research carried out by scientists between 1950 and 1970, and highlights the complexities of working with such a delicate organ. It also looks at the ethical perspective of this procedure. (Aired Channel 5, Monday 17 July 2006)

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This Biomedical Ethics Film Library is being presented in partnership with European Medical Students' Association (EMSA)