Robert Hoge was born with a giant tumor in the middle of his face. Doctors removed it and were able to build him a new nose – out of one of his toes. This hour, we’ll talk with Hoge about coming to terms with his appearance, which he writes about in his memoir, “Ugly” (Viking).
Dr. Denton A. Cooley holds up a Jarvick-7 heart pump model at a press conference on Tuesday, April 20, 1989 in Houston, while discussing the 20 year anniversary of the first implant of an artificial heart in a man. Cooley was the surgeon who performed the operation in 1969. Pam MacDonald/AP Photo