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First Face Transplant in U.S.


#1

CLEVELAND ? Five years ago, a shotgun blast left a ghastly hole where the middle of her face had been. Five months ago, she received a new face from a dead woman. Connie Culp stepped forward Tuesday to show off the results of the nation's first face transplant, and her new look was a far cry from the puckered, noseless sight that made children run away in horror.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090505/ap_on_he_me/med_face_transplant


#2

wow.


#3

thats unreal, from the side shot of the second pick you would never guess anything had ever happened to her


#4

Agreed, I would never be able to tell what happened.


#5

Awesome! When I first saw the thread title, I said to myself "Oh no, what has Hollywood done now..."

But yeah, cool story.


#6

I read "First Face Plant In US". Gawd I need sleep!


#7

X2.

How in the hell does one survive a shotgun blast to the face?


#8

Imagine having known the donor during their lifetime and then meeting this person with their new face. Weird.


#9

wellllllllllllll that's disturbing


#10

When I first saw this I thought it was going to be some fruit or freak taking their plastic surgery addiction to new levels. When I read it I was still shocked but moved. That's insane. I can't imagine the amount of work that took to perform. Modern medicine +1, God 0. Oh yeah I went there.


#11

Amazing.


#12

I read "First Face Palm In US".


#13

People have survived gun shots to the head, being impaled through the skull with sticks and poles, and I believe one case involved a pair of scissors in the eye. Avoid brain damage that involves vital functions and the human body is more durable than some give it credit for.


#14

I know mine is.


#15

http://www.videosift.com/video/Kid-Looses-Half-His-BrainSkull-In-Shooting

You'd be surprised what you can live through.


#16

wow, and he looks pretty normal after surgery


#17

Insane.


#18

Grose but yea, go science/medicien.


#19

See Phineas Gage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phineas_Gage ... which i'm pretty sure is what prof x was alluding to


#20

i'd hit it.

...nevermind.