26 July 2010

Full Facial ~ Extraordinary Transplant Progress

I'm very inspired by the bold medical move to give Spaniard "Oscar" a full facial transplant. Much news coverage, naturally, but see here the Washington Post's...
"A 30-member medical team carried out the full face transplant, giving the man a new nose, skin, jaws, cheekbones, teeth and other features. Oscar has been described as a 31-year-old farmer who was unable to breathe or eat on his own after accidentally shooting himself in the face five years ago."
We need to maximize progress towards more such smart personalization of medical innovations! And also full salutes to the very inspirational Frenchwoman Isabelle Dinoire, the first face transplantee, and the first American, Connie Culp.

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