This book covers the history of plastic surgery from the remarkable achievements of such ancient civilizations as India and Egypt, through the classical times of ancient Greece and Rome, up to the revolutionary techniques developed at the end of the Middle Age, the Renaissance and beyond. It reveals how surgical progress has usually relied on a parallel development in anatomy.
Coverage first explains how the knowledge of wound healing has changed and influenced plastic surgery. It follows the development of the basic techniques of the specialty, such as skin flaps, the grafting of skin and other tissues throughout the centuries. The book then describes the development of various surgical reconstructive procedures, showing how techniques that are routine today have evolved thanks to the ingenuity of our surgical ancestors. In addition, the book details the birth of Cosmetic Surgery and describes its rapid development as well as stresses the efforts required to overcome prejudices and criticism.
Researchers and clinicians in plastic surgery and related fields
- reconstructive surgery
- wound healing
Table of contents
I The Basis of Plastic Surgery: Development of the Anatomical Foundations of Surgery.- The Healing of Wounds and Development of Surgery.- Skin Flaps.- Skin Grafts.- Grafts of Other Tissues .- Short History of Anaesthesia.-
II Reconstructive Surgery of Various Organs: Reconstructive Surgery of the Nose.- Repair of Facial Clefts.- Reconstructive Surgery of the Genitalia.- Reconstruction of the Ear.- Reconstruction of the Skull.-
III Cosmetic Surgery: Introduction to Cosmetic Surgery; Early prejudices.- Cosmetic Rhinoplasty.- Facial Rejuvenation.- Plastic Surgery of the Breast.
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