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US Marine Veteran Receives Double Arm Transplant

A former United States Marine who lost both arms in an explosion in Afghanistan has received a double arm transplant. Sgt. John Peck, who was injured in 2010, had the operation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Peck lost both legs and his left arm as a result of the explosion. His right arm had to be amputated after it became infected. He was in a coma for three months. The 14-hour surgery was performed over the summer when the arms of a brain dead young man became...

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