Medicine: Patients' Progress

TRANSPLANTS

Four little girls, bright-eyed and decked out in their best dresses, met the press last week at Colorado General Hospital in Denver. Ranging in age from 16 months to two years, all four were gravely ill, and the University of Colorado doctors who described their cases were guarded in discussing the children's prospects for recovery. But merely by being alive, all were making medical history. They had survived a complete liver transplant for periods ranging from 45 to 122 days, longer than any previous patient, for whom the record had been 23...

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