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The History of Plastic Surgery

Much More Than Skin Deep

Published to accompany an eponymous Grolier Club exhibition, this catalogue showcases rare books from a passionate collector and practicing surgeon. As the items in Douglas Monasebian’s collection show, innovative plastic surgeons have been at the forefront of restoring the faces and bodies of those who were injured in wars or other traumatic events, affected by cancer or other illnesses, or afflicted with birth defects. Ranging from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries, the books described show how the specialty evolved and highlight key events and groundbreaking developments.

58 pages | 52 halftones | 8 x 10 1/2


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“This exhibition catalogue presents 97 landmark works on the long and fascinating history of plastic surgery, selected with an expert eye by the plastic surgeon Douglas Monasebian, M.D.”

The Book Collector | Anke Timmerman

Table of Contents

The Dawn of Plastic Surgery
Illness and Disease
Nasal Reconstruction
Cleft Lip and Palate
Surgery of the Breast
Trauma, War, and Wound Healing
Cosmetic Surgery and Facial Rejuvenation
Anesthesia, Instrumentation, and Nursing

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