Surgery: Transplant Progress: More Bold Advances

In the dawning age of the surgical transplant, there seems to be no end to the variety of daring and delicate feats that surgeons are willing to try in the hope of saving patients who would otherwise be doomed by the failure of a vital organ.

A young Colorado mother was getting along well last week although her liver had been replaced by one taken from a dead man. A boy of twelve was living a normal life in his Pueblo, Colo., home with his mother's spleen inside him, while his mother went about...

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