surgery

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Johnny America on the Black Market

The aftermath of a back alley operation.

" He was lying in a tub with a gash around his gut that looked badly sewn up and possibly infected. The stitching was so poor that it mirrored the seams on a homemade football done left-handed. Ugly zigzags. The tub was floating full of Pabst and Budweiser cans. No ice, just cans and lukewarm water the color of weak coffee doing the cooling."

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A Death in Emergency Room One

How doctors tried, and failed, to save President Kennedy.

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Beyond Recognition

The story of a face transplant.

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Mrs. Kelly's Monster

Edna Kelly’s brain goes under the knife.

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Bad to the Bone

A medical device company experiments on humans.

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Transfiguration

How a surgical innovation allowed Dallas Weins to find a new face.

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The Split Brain: A Tale of Two Halves

The impact, both on researchers and patients, of a radical treatment.