This Man Will Get the World's First Body Transplant

A first-ever full-body transplant will be performed by controversial Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero who became famous when he enlarged on plans to remove the heads of two people.

Valery Spiridonov, a 31-year-old Russian graphic artist looking on during a press conference on August 3, 2016 in Moscow, has volunteered to undergo the first surgical head removal and transplant. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero is planning to perform the first-ever body transplant in December 2017. He will put the head of a terminally ill, wheelchair-bound Russian citizen Valery Spiridonov (31) on an entirely new body.  

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