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Extensive Face, Scalp Transplant Gives New Life to Burned Firefighter

A 41-year-old firefighter badly burned in a 2001 blaze has undergone one of the most extensive full-face transplants ever to be completed. Patrick Hardison underwent the 26-hour surgery at New York University's Langone Medical Center in August. The transplant extends from the top of his head, over the skull and down to the collarbones in the front. In the back it reaches around the hairline and includes both ears. Hardison was a 27-year-old volunteer firefighter when he...

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