Anecdotal History of Plastic Surgery

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The development of plastic surgery owes much to the need of repair from warfare and in particular the wars of Napoleon with the Battle of Leipzig in 1813, the American Civil War of 1861-5, the World War I of 1914-9, the Spanish Civil War 1936-8, and World War II of 1939-45. These have suddenly produced large numbers and types of injury to healthy young men desperately in need of repair. Each of these times produces a response in terms of surgeons and techniques developed and used. 

We find connection to the surgeons developing repair techniques in ancient times, and we have attempted to give some linked story of the interesting people who have given their lives to the science and art of Plastic Surgery, and the Reconstruction of Living Humans now and through the ages...

Anecdotal History of Plastic Surgery