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US surgeons ecstatic over first successful child double hand transplant

US surgeons ecstatic over first successful child double hand transplant

July 29, 2015

PHILADELPHIA, July 28 — An eight-year-old American has become the world's youngest recipient of a transplant of both hands, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announced yesterday.   Surgeons operated for 10 hours to carry out the incredibly complicated surgery on Baltimore native Zion Harvey. He previously had both his hands and feet amputated and had a kidney transplant following a major infection. The smiling, precocious youngster had learned to eat, write and even play video... Read more

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British Prime Minister David Cameron (2nd right) leaves Sunda Kelapa Mosque after attending an interfaith dialogue in Jakarta, Indonesia July 29, 2015. — Reuters pic

British Prime Minister David Cameron (2nd right) leaves Sunda Kelapa Mosque after attending an interfaith dialogue in Jakarta, Indonesia July 29, 2015. — Reuters pic