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2009-04-11 16:10:23

Doctors in Boston performed the world's seventh face transplant on Thursday, and are planning more.  "Society is allowing us to do this. I think you're going to see more and more," said Dr. Frank Papay in an interview with the Associated Press. Dr. Papay, a surgeon who assisted in the nation's first face transplant last December at the Cleveland Clinic, said this is particularly true for military personnel who have become disfigured in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The initial...

2008-12-17 16:14:00

MEADVILLE, Pa., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carla Bluhm, a developmental psychologist and visiting assistant professor at Allegheny College, and Nathan Clendenin, Allegheny class of 2007, have recently completed a book on the psychology of face transplants. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080220/DC14623) "Someone Else's Face in the Mirror: Identity and the New Science of Face Transplants" begins with the story of Isabelle Dinoire, the recipient of the first face...

2008-06-30 18:03:00

THE leader of the team which carried out the world's first face transplant will lecture at a major international medical conference to be held in Cardiff. Professor Bernard Devauchelle, from Amiens, France, made international headlines in 2005 when his team carried out the world's first face transplant on a 40-year-old French woman, Isabelle Dinoire, who had been mauled by a dog. He will be among a number of prominent speakers at the International Conference on Advanced and Digital...

2006-07-03 18:41:55

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - More than six months after performing the world's first partial face transplant, French surgeons described it as a complete success and revealed plans for another later this year or early next. "Today, after six months, we are more than happy with the result from a functional and aesthetical point of view," said Professor Bernard Devauchelle of the Center Hospitalier Universitaire Amiens in northern France. But the surgeon who led the team that...

2006-07-03 18:05:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON -- More than six months after performing the world's first partial face transplant, French surgeons described it as a complete success and revealed plans for another later this year or early next. "Today, after six months, we are more than happy with the result from a functional and aesthetical point of view," said Professor Bernard Devauchelle of the Center Hospitalier Universitaire Amiens in northern France. But the surgeon who led the team that gave Frenchwoman...

2006-06-19 08:12:05

By Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - British doctors will seek approval for the world's first full face transplant from a hospital's panel this week, hoping to perform a ground-breaking operation which is likely to ignite a fierce ethical debate. Surgeons at the Royal Free Hospital in north London are ready to perform the complicated operation but have yet to find a suitable patient. "We have seen just under 30 people with severe facial injuries, but none of those is in the final...

2006-06-19 08:10:00

By Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - British doctors will seek approval for the world's first full face transplant from a hospital's panel this week, hoping to perform a ground-breaking operation which is likely to ignite a fierce ethical debate. Surgeons at the Royal Free Hospital in north London are ready to perform the complicated operation but have yet to find a suitable patient. "We have seen just under 30 people with severe facial injuries, but none of those is in the final assessment...

2006-06-19 07:27:13

By Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - Doctors in Britain will seek approval for the world's first full face transplant from a hospital's ethics panel this week, a spokesman for the research team said on Monday. Surgeons at the Royal Free Hospital in north London are ready to perform the complicated operation but have yet to find a suitable patient. "We have seen just under 30 people with severe facial injuries, but none of those is in the final assessment program," the spokesman...

2006-06-19 07:25:00

By Peter Griffiths LONDON -- Doctors in Britain will seek approval for the world's first full face transplant from a hospital's ethics panel this week, a spokesman for the research team said on Monday. Surgeons at the Royal Free Hospital in north London are ready to perform the complicated operation but have yet to find a suitable patient. "We have seen just under 30 people with severe facial injuries, but none of those is in the final assessment program," the spokesman said. "There are many...

2006-02-06 12:49:24

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 features "like everybody else" and had come to terms with her new appearance. 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. Despite her trauma, Dinoire said the transplant was now part of her and she did not...