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UK grabs praise for first hand transplant

Patient on receiving end of country's first-ever hand transplant makes progress after eight-hour surgery.
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2013 12:21

Doctors say the United Kingdom's first hand transplant patient is making progress after an eight-hour operation.  

Surgeons have removed Mark Cahill's paralysed right hand and attached a new one from a donor.   

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from London.

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