First Plastic Surgery 1917

plastic surgery 1917

This man appears to have been burned.  He volunteered to be the recipient of the the first skin graft which makes it the first attempt of plastic surgery.  I supposed the doctor cut two pieces of skin out for the eyes not knowing how it would heal.  I’m not sure, though, if the effect made it look better or worse because there is less to see of his eyes.  The man has a small smile on his face so maybe to him it was a success because it appears to have covered other scars on his forehead and below his eyes.  It made him look like the lone ranger.  Maybe he could have had a mask made.

The major thing, though, is that it was the first and it led to more and more improvements.  I recently saw some complete face transplants.  None of them made the person’s face look normal,  But there was a marked improvement on faces that were so damaged.  We should appreciate our life everyday and have compassion for people who have to go through so much physical suffering.

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