First American face-transplant recipient greets the world

Roger Walter

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An American team led by Dr. Jeffrey Matthews successfully performed the first face transplant in the United States. It was the fourth facial transplant to have been successfully performed to date.

The transplant included bones, muscles, skin, blood vessels, and nerves. The recipient, Connie Culp, received a nose, the upper jaw, and even some teeth from a brain-dead donor. Doctors hoped the operation would allow Connie to regain her sense of smell and ability to smile.
  1. The surgeons tried   to attach all of the small muscles and nerves between the patient and donor face

  2. Many medical breakthroughs have been happening  

  3. Dr. Jeffrey Matthews got into medicine   in life

  4. This face transplant happened in a hospital that’s   to where Connie Culp lives

  5. The results of this complicated operation will be studied  


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  1. What do you think is the most important medical advancement ever?

  2. How has medicine changed over the past century?

  3. How do you think medicine will change in the next 50 years?

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