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Psychological Issues Surrounding Organ Transplants

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Psychological Issues Surrounding Organ Transplants

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Psychological Issues Surrounding Organ Transplants

Psychological Issues Surrounding Organ Transplants

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Last week, the world received news of the first partial face transplant. The operation was performed in France to a woman whose face had been severely disfigured after being mauled by a dog. Dr. Thomas Wise, chairman of the Psychiatry Department at Inova Fairfax Hospital talks about emotional issues surrounding such operations.

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Dr. Thomas Wise, chairman of the Psychiatry Department at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. Professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University.