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First man to sign up for head transplant bows out, but surgeon insists list of volunteers is still ‘quite long’

Having fallen head over heels in love, the first volunteer for a human head/body transplant has pulled out, saying he could not leave his new wife and baby boy for the months that surgery surely would have required. Valery Spiridonov, a 33-year-old Russian computer scientist who suffers from a devastating muscle wasting disease that has… Read More »

US surgeons perform first kidney transplant between 2 living HIV-positive individuals

The kidney of a 35-year-old HIV-positive woman has been transplanted into another patient with the virus that causes AIDS, U.S. surgeons announced Thursday, in a major medical breakthrough. The surgeons at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore performed the operation on Monday, calling it the first in the world of its kind. “I’m feeling good,” said… Read More »

Celebrating Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the first African American female physician in the United States

Last month on February 3, 2019, we celebrated National Women Physician’s Day (NWPD). Created in 2016 by the Physician Mom Group (PMG) in collaboration with Physicians Working Together (PWT) and Medelita, NWPD honors the first female physician in the U.S., Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell and highlights gender inequality in medicine. The day is a social media… Read More »