Face transplants for soldiers

The Globe reports this morning that the U.S. military is sending them a group of injured soldiers to  Brigham and Women’s for face transplants.

Many of the veterans with damage to their faces were injured by improvised explosive devices and are recuperating at Walter Reed. Although some have other injuries such as brain damage and missing limbs that limit their ability to work, others return to military jobs, living on or near bases. As is the case with civilians who have lost portions of their faces to burns, disease, or traumatic injury, some of these veterans struggle with going out in public, relationships, and work.

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