Surgical Changes of the
I am attracted to plastic surgery because it is a fight against nature,
the idea of God, the programmed, the DNA which is in charge of representation.
I believe the body is not sacred as religion taught us, it is just a costume
that can be changed. -- Orlan
Surgery is at present a fairly crude art, based on forcible macroscopic
modifications of the body combined with its ability to heal the damage
afterwards. This will likely change in the future when for example nanotechnology
or biotechnology matures. However, despite
this surgery is currently able to achieve significant feats.
Intersex Society of North America (ISNA).
An organization for individuals born with anatomy or physiology which
differs from cultural ideals of male and female.
Gender Reassignment Surgical
Procedures. Surgical methods of changing gender.
Reassignment Surgery in Yahoo
Transplantation and Recovery of Cognitive Function by John D. Sinden,
Helen Hodges & Jeffrey A. Gray. How transplants of fetal cells can
restore damage to the hippocampus.
Next Body (Wired 7.02 1999). Some new medical developments.
Hand Transplants.Not just interesting
in itself as a surgical feat, but also as a step towards using transplants
not just for life-threatening illnesses but for general disabilities.
Up for Transplants By John McKenzie (ABC News). On Head transplants.
Surgery in about.com