Brain Transplantation: Prolonged Survival of. Brain after Carotid-Jugular Interposition

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Science  05 Nov 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3697, pp. 779-781
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3697.779


Six isolated canine brains were successfully transplanted for 6 hours to 2 days to the cervical vasculature of dogs. Viability was shown by electrocortical activity and significant uptakes of oxygen and glucose, with production of carbon dioxide. Cerebral blood flows, temperatures, and pressures of the cerebral homograft were continuously monitored by way of an implantable recording module.