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December 28, 2005

Life Imitates Seinfeld: Maimed Military Man Has Toe Grafted To Become Thumb

Not a perfect solution, but I'm sure he's happy for the thumbs:

The man had lost both thumbs in a military accident. Surgeons amputated a toe, moved it to one of his hands, and turned the other hand's index finger into a thumb. Toe-thumb conversions have been done before, but usually on one hand at a time. (For Human Nature's previous update on the world's first face transplant, click here; for a recent report on hand reattachment, click here.)

Also, a new implant can delay girls' maturation, speaking pubescently.

Thanks again to Allah.


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