- Associated Press - Thursday, June 4, 2015

Doctors in Houston, Texas, have done the world’s first scalp-skull transplant. The May 22 operation was to help a cancer patient with a large head wound. Here’s a look at some other dates for first successful transplants:


1954 - first kidney, Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston.

1966 - first pancreas, University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

1967 - first liver, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

1967 - first heart, Cape Town, South Africa.

1998 - first hand, in Lyons, France.

2005 - first face, in Amiens, France.

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