Isabelle Dinoire

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Recipient of World's 1st Partial Face Transplant Dies

Isabelle Dinoire's mouth and nose were chewed off by her dog in 2005

(Newser) - Isabelle Dinoire has died 11 years after receiving a new mouth, nose, and chin in the world's first partial face transplant, the Guardian reports. She was 49. The procedure was seen as a medical breakthrough at the time, notes the AP . Dinoire died in April, but her death... More »

She Views Life From Behind a New Face

First such transplant patient shares her new perspective

(Newser) - Isabelle Dinoire, the French woman who in November 2005 received the world's first partial face transplant, has taught herself how to eat and speak again, but what she really wants to learn, the Guardian reports, is how to kiss. In a new book published in France yesterday, Dinoire describes her... More »

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