Degli innesti animali [On grafting in animals].
Dalla stamperia e fonderia del Genio
Giuseppe Baronio was both a physician and a physiologist. In this book he recounts his experiments with skin transplantation on a sheep. This marked the beginning of skin grafting in plastic surgery. These skin grafts were carried out by the detachment of skin from one part of the body and transplanted to other parts, where they successfully healed. A successful take, or survival, of the graft was noted by the presence of hair growth. The research was conducted very scientifically and in a controlled manner. It took another thirteen years for the first successful skin grafting to be performed on humans.