Wednesday, October 20, 2010


■25-year-old burn victim is added to the face transplant wait list

A 25-year-old man from Fort Worth, Texas, who lost his nose, lips and much of the skin in a 2008 electrical accident, has been added to the waiting list for a face transplant at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. The Department of Defense will cover most of the cost for the surgery as part of an effort to eventually help soldiers with severe injuries to the face. The Boston Globe/The Associated Press (10/12)