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Author Santoni-Rugiu, Paolo.
Title A history of plastic surgery / Paulo Santoni-Rugiu, Philip J. Sykes.
Imprint Berlin ; London : Springer, 2007.

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Author Santoni-Rugiu, Paolo.
Subject Surgery, Plastic -- History.
Surgery, Plastic -- history.
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures -- history.
Alt Name Sykes, P. J. (Philip J.)
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 395 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The anatomical foundations of surgery -- Healing of wounds and the development of surgery -- Skin flaps -- Skin grafts -- Grafts of other tissues -- Some notes on anaesthesia -- Nasal reconstruction -- Cleft lip and palate -- Reconstruction of the external genitalia -- Ear reconstruction -- Skull reconstruction -- Introduction to cosmetic surgery -- Cosmetic rhinoplasty -- Facial rejuvenation -- Cosmetic surgery of the breast.
Summary The book covers the history of plastic surgery from the remarkable achievements of ancient civilizations e.g. 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 then beyond. Surgical progress has usually relied on the parallel development of anatomy. The knowledge of wound healing and how this has changed and influenced plastic surgery is covered in the first part. The development of the basic techniques of the specialty such as skin flaps, the grafting of skin and other tissues.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783540462415
3540462406 (alk. paper)
9783540462408 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 191467043
Additional Format Print version: Santoni-Rugiu, Paolo. History of plastic surgery. Berlin ; London : Springer, 2007 9783540462408 3540462406 (DLC) 2006939798 (OCoLC)123114796

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