Contributions to Reparative Surgery.
D. Appleton & Co.
Gurdon Buck was a pioneering 19th-century American military plastic surgeon during the Civil War. He is known for being the first doctor to incorporate pre-operative and post-operative photographs into his publications, a standard in today’s plastic surgery environment. His first published, illustrated medical photograph was of a fused knee joint. This book on reparative surgery is considered the first American plastic surgery textbook essentially devoted to reconstructive surgery.