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Katie’s new face: transplant photo is shortlisted for Wellcome prize

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 05 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4041
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ
Lynn Johnson/Wellcome

Silence fills the room as the large team of medical professionals regard the face they have just surgically removed from a donor. This will soon be Katie’s face. At 21, Katie, who suffered a self inflicted gunshot wound at age 18, is the youngest person to receive a full face transplant.

Over 30 hours the team …

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