Lyon, France (French Republic)
INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF SURGEONS AT NEWS CONFERENCE AFTER A BOTH HANDS AND FOREARMS TRANSPLANT IN LYON....
An international team of surgeons listens to newsmen during a press conference at the Edouard Herriot hospital in Lyon January 14. The team conducted by Jean-Michel Dubernard transplanted January 13 both hands and forearms onto a young man in a World first. The 33-year-old French patient whose name was not given had lost his hands in 1996 when an amateur rocket he was preparing for a launch exploded as he handled it. Lto R: Pr Nadey Hakim of London, England, Marwan Dawahra of Lyon, Alain Chacochet hospital's director and Marco Lanzetta of Monza, Italy.