Slowly her vision cleared. She was in the recovery room and realised the operation had been a success. "Here am I, Mary Brown, the world’s first brain transplant patient, and I feel good."

It had been a long wait but worth it. The ugly body she had been born with had been cast aside like a second-hand dress.

"We want no secondary complications," Dr Abbott had assured her. "Your brain will only be transplanted into a perfect donor body."

Dr Abbott arrived and she expressed her heartfelt gratitude and admiration.

Nonchalantly, he replied, "All in the day’s work, Mr Brown."

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