The 7 Most Important Medical Advances of the Past Decade

No. 5: Face Transplant

Yes, you’ve read correctly: face transplant. Over the past decades, impressive breakthroughs have been made in this department. It all started in 2005, when a team of surgeons successfully performed a partial face transplant, using grafts from a brain-dead donor. In 2009, a Spanish surgeon not only transplanted a face, but also the jaw and tongue.