Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Face Off

What used to be science fiction and the focus of the blockbuster Face Off is now reality. A few weeks ago the first face transplant was successfully performed on a woman at the Cleveland Clinic. “Reconstructive surgeon Dr. Maria Siemionow replaced nearly all of the woman’s face – 80 percent – with that of a dead female donor.” “The world’s first partial face transplant occurred in France three years ago on a woman who had been mauled by her dog. Two others have been announced since then – a Chinese farmer attacked by a bear and a European man disfigured by a genetic condition”
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