From yesterday's piece:
Don't look now, but a woman in Ohio has a new face . And the world has a new kind of medicine: socially necessary surgery.
The operation, announced yesterday at the Cleveland Clinic, was a face transplant from a corpse. ... Doctors replaced 77 square inches of the patient's face, from her eyelids to her chin.
More here .
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