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2006-02-06 14:47:11

By Jon Boyle AMIENS, France (Reuters) - The Frenchwoman who underwent the world's first partial face transplant said on Monday she was grateful to now have a face "like everybody else" and wanted to resume a normal life. Isabelle Dinoire, 38, smiled and laughed awkwardly in her first appearance before reporters since the operation in November, and spoke in slurred and labored tones. She still has fine scar lines running from her nose down to her jaw, dividing her upper face from the...

2006-02-06 10:35:00

By Jon Boyle AMIENS, France (Reuters) - The French woman who underwent the world's first partial face transplant said on Monday she was grateful simply to have a face "like everybody else" and hopes to resume a normal life quickly. Isabelle Dinoire, 38, smiled and laughed awkwardly in her first appearance before reporters since the operation in November and spoke in slurred and laboured tones. She still has fine scar lines running from her nose down to her jaw, dividing her upper face from...

2006-02-06 06:30:00

AMIENS, France -- A French woman who had the world's first partial face transplant spoke on Monday for the first time to reporters since her operation, saying she was thankful to have the opportunity for a new start in life. Isabelle Dinoire, 38, spoke with difficulty and her words were hard to understand. She had fine scar lines running from her nose over her cheekbones down to her jaw and seemed to have difficulty closing her mouth. "I want to resume a normal life," Dinoire told reporters...

2005-12-10 07:31:39

LONDON (Reuters) - A French woman who had the world's first partial face transplant has spoken of her amazement at seeing her new appearance, the Daily Mail newspaper said on Saturday. The 38-year-old woman underwent the operation to give her a new nose, chin and mouth at a hospital in the northern French city of Amiens last month. "When I looked at my new face, I knew straight away that it was me," the paper quoted the woman, who was disfigured after her dog mauled her, as saying....

2005-12-10 07:30:00

LONDON - A French woman who had the world's first partial face transplant has spoken of her amazement at seeing her new appearance, the Daily Mail newspaper said on Saturday. The 38-year-old woman underwent the operation to give her a new nose, chin and mouth at a hospital in the northern French city of Amiens last month. "When I looked at my new face, I knew straight away that it was me," the paper quoted the woman, who was disfigured after her dog mauled her, as saying. "It was simply...

2005-12-07 11:15:00

PARIS -- A 38-year-old French woman who had the world's first partial face transplant has asked journalists to respect her privacy after a media frenzy over the operation that gave her a new nose, lips and chin. The woman, who was disfigured when her dog mauled her, said she was feeling well more than a week after the operation but the media attention was a problem. "All is well. But I want to pass on a message. I've just been operated on and it would help me to have some peace and quiet...

2005-12-05 13:15:00

PARIS (Reuters) - A French doctor has described some of the media coverage of the world's first partial face transplant as "odious" and said it could have a bad effect on the 38-year-old patient. Jean-Michel Dubernard, one of the surgeons who carried out the operation in northern France on November 27, said in remarks published by Le Monde newspaper on Monday that the woman was recovering well after receiving a new nose, lips and chin. But he criticised newspapers for seeking...

2005-12-05 11:16:40

PARIS (Reuters) - A French doctor has described some of the media coverage of the world's first partial face transplant as "odious" and said it could have a bad effect on the 38-year-old patient. Jean-Michel Dubernard, one of the surgeons who carried out the operation in northern France on November 27, said in remarks published by Le Monde newspaper on Monday that the woman was recovering well after receiving a new nose, lips and chin. But he criticized newspapers for seeking...

2005-12-02 12:30:00

By Catherine Lagrange LYON, France -- A 38-year-old French woman was recovering well after receiving the world's first partial face transplant, and doctors said on Friday she was happy with her new face and had thanked them for their work. French surgeons defended their decision to put aside ethical concerns and health risks in carrying out the procedure in which the patient received a nose, lips and chin from a brain-dead donor after being mauled by her own dog. "Her first words were 'thank...

2005-12-02 11:00:00

By Catherine Lagrange LYON, France (Reuters) - A 38-year-old woman who received the world's first partial face transplant regained consciousness 24 hours after her operation and doctors said she was doing well and had thanked them for their work. French surgeons on Friday defended their decision to put aside ethical concerns and health risks in carrying out the procedure in which the patient received a nose, lips and chin from a brain-dead donor after being savaged by a dog. "Her first words...


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