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Virginia man receives face full face transplant

2012/03/28

Virginia man Richard Norris, 37, was shot in the face in an accident in 1997, losing his nose, lips, teeth, and sense of smell. For the past 15 years he has been living as a recluse wearing a mask whenever he went outside. Following assessment a team of surgeons from University of Maryland last week performed a 36-hour operation on Norris. Sources: BBC, WUSA9.com