Surgeon Promising Head Transplant Now Asks America for Help

Saving this article. What a story. Nowhere does the reporter insert an opinion, but the take-away message is powerful.

“I think it’s phenomenal,” Dieter said. “If you don’t think out of the box, you can’t get anything done out of the box.”

Dieter and about 75 other conference delegates were clearly hoping for an entertaining and possibly inspirational presentation.

They didn’t get it.

Canavero rambled for two and a half hours, struggling with a PowerPoint presentation that repeatedly crashed. He discussed medical journal papers from 1905 and a video of a dog that learned to walk after suffering a crushed spine.

Spiridonov sat to the side in a motorized chair, looking as puzzled as the rest of the audience.

As Canavero veered into discussions of how Einstein thought nuclear fission impossible, audience members slipped out the back, clambering over camera equipment set up by media outlets from Britain and Russia.As Canavero compared himself to Frankenstein — yes, he really did — attendees dozed off. “Watch out. I am the real one,” Canavero said. —NBC News

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