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BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 24 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:180

Austrian surgeons transplant tongue: A 42 year old man with a malignant tumour of the tongue and jaw was given a new tongue this week in a 14 hour operation at the Vienna General Hospital. The procedure had previously been done on animals, but this was the first time that it was done on a human.

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