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Doctor Butcher: crank, genius or son of Frankenstein?

Brandy Shillace ably and provocatively traces the career of Dr Robert White, who spent much of his career preparing to effect the first human brain transplant

Soviet scientist Vladimir Demikhov in Moscow in 1962. Credit: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

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