Face to Face pp 117-122 | Cite as

The Time Comes

  • Maria Siemionow


A petite and spirited young woman from a small town in Ohio becomes a hero and a medical milestone. Every procedure, historic or otherwise, is burdened by paperwork. The last hurdle is cleared and the procedure begins at 5:30 pm on December 9, a Tuesday. It would finish 22 hours later. Today, she can smile and does so frequently.


First encounters Violence destroys a face Early efforts A hero is found The call comes In the OR The smile 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Siemionow
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  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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