Friday, August 27, 2004

Notes from Medicine

From CNN:

Doctors grow new jaw in man’s back

LONDON, England (AP) — A German who had his lower jaw cut out because of cancer has enjoyed his first meal in nine years — a bratwurst sandwich — after surgeons grew a new jaw bone in his back muscle and transplanted it to his mouth in what experts call an “ambitious” experiment.

Gives a whole new meaning to the term “backbiter.” [Rimshot]

Sorry, couldn’t resist that one.