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Annals of medicine, February 2006

“If he could have done this, Michelangelo would have been a surgeon.”
Plastic surgeon Dr. John Millard on his liposculpture technique, in which fat is removed precisely to create definition in areas such as abdominals or buttocks

“Her return to smoking is not the best thing. She smokes fag after fag. But if that’s what she wants to do, we can’t stop her.”
Dr. Bernard Devauchelle on the post-recovery habits of Isabelle Dinoire, recipient of the world’s first face transplant

“Yeah, I want to pick him up. He wants me to pick him up. I can’t. I want to, but I can’t … Woke up from surgery and I had no arms and no legs. No one told me anything. My arms and legs were just gone.”
Florida mother Claudia Mejia, who was given a quadruple amputation by an Orlando hospital after delivery of her newborn, and has been told she will have to sue the hospital to receive an explanation as to why the amputations took place

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