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Re: organ transplants

Poster: "Rowanwald Central" <rownwald@gte.net>

> > John Evans indicated, to his knowledge, transplants started around 150
> > years ago.  However, he does recall a period painting showing black
> > man's leg being transplanted onto  a white man.
> That's a famous painting of Sts Cosmas and Damian, I believe.  I have a
> book with a copy of that painting.  It is a very important painting, as
> shows a beautiful 15th century Italian platform bed surrounded by chests.
> Also, both Sts in the picture are wearing very nice hats.
> Dafydd, keeping his priorities straight.

    It was one of the most famous of their miracles - and was performed by
the martyred Saints after their death. The black man's leg was removed
after he died, and then transplanted onto the sick man's stump. It
supposedly took place during the night while the hospital staff was

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