• The Origins of Modern Plastic Surgery

    6 days ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    There is an old saying that if you think you have discovered something new then it is because you don't read the German literature and there is some truth in this. When Plastic Surgery is mentioned the usual reply is “Ah, Gillies” as though he was the fons et origo of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. The fact is that there were many more pioneering plastic surgeons outside the British Empire, whose work preceded and even surpassed Gilles. In 1818, Karl Ferdinand von Gräefe published “Rhinoplastik” and coined the term plastic surgery .
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