Demikhov operating on a monkey, 1970

Demikhov operating on a monkey, 1970

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Caption: Demikhov operating on a monkey. Vladimir Petrovich Demikhov (left, 1916-1998) was a Soviet surgeon who was famous for his pioneering transplant surgery. His most famous experiments were his head transplants on dogs. His first dog head transplants were performed in 1954. Here, he is suturing a monkey after an experimental blood substitution. Photographed in November 1970.

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