By P. Santoni-Rugiu, P., J. Sykes
The publication covers the historical past of cosmetic surgery from the extraordinary achievements of historic civilizations e.g. India and Egypt, during the classical occasions of old Greece and Rome, as much as the innovative recommendations built on the finish of the center Age, the Renaissance after which past. Surgical development has often trusted the parallel improvement of anatomy.
The wisdom of wound therapeutic and the way this has replaced and encouraged cosmetic surgery is roofed within the first half. the advance of the elemental concepts of the forte resembling epidermis flaps, the grafting of dermis and different tissues are in the course of the centuries.
In the second one half the advance of varied surgical reconstructive approaches are defined. The reader will become aware of how suggestions that are regimen this present day have developed because of the ingenuity of our surgical ancestors.
Finally partly 3 the delivery of plastic surgery, which has fulfilled the goals of our ancestors, is printed. Its fast improvement is defined stressing the efforts required to beat the prejudices and criticism.
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Indeed, while Morgagni demonstrated that a specific organ was often the seat of a disease, Bichat went further and showed that the disease might be associated with a specific tissue or structure within the organ. During the course of his research he identified and described no fewer than twenty-one different tissues. His book Anatomie Génerale Appliquée  is unusual in that it does not contain a single illustration. The German, Samuel Thomas von Sömmering (1755– 1830) was one of the most eminent anatomists of his day.
However, as we learn from a work published posthumously in Milan (1627) by his friend and colleague Tadino, who had been present at the dissection, Aselli believed that the chyle vessels emptied into the liver rather than the thoracic ducts. Some time later the French physiologist Jean Pecquet (1622– 1674) rediscovered the thoracic ducts and described their function, publishing a book on the lymphatic circulation in 1651. 30 Anatomy Outside Italy After Vesalius Although Italy was the centre for anatomical studies in the sixteenth century, important work was also being conducted elsewhere in Europe.
Naturally dissections of the heart and blood vessels contributed to the understanding and acceptance of his radical new idea, but definitive confirmation was obtained through in vivo studies on animals. Using the fundamental laws of hydrodynamics, Harvey applied ligatures at strategic points and conducted perfusion experiments, demonstrating for the first time that the heart acted exactly like a pump, pushing the blood through the two circles separately in a continuous cycle that lasted as long as life itself.
A History of Plastic Surgery by P. Santoni-Rugiu, P., J. Sykes