Medical Procedures

Hands, faces and a penis: Monumental transplants from recent history in Baltimore and beyond

Hands, faces and a penis: Monumental transplants from recent history in Baltimore and beyond

Doctors at Johns Hopkins recently performed the world’s first transplant of a penis, scrotum and part of an abdominal wall on a wounded soldier.

There have been 8,509 transplants from January to March of this year nationwide, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The most common procedures are kidney and liver transplants, followed by heart transplants. However, doctors in Baltimore and elsewhere have successfully transplanted other body parts from deceased donors to...

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