August 15, 2008
Did You Know ...

arm replantation

In May 1962, the world's first successful replantation of a severed limb was performed at the MGH by Ronald Malt, MD, then the chief resident in the Department of Surgery. Malt, pictured on left, reattached the arm of a 12-year-old boy.
(MGH News, May 1976)

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