Plastická chirurgie [Plastic surgery].

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Creator

František Burian

Title

Plastická chirurgie [Plastic surgery].

Publisher

Joint Stock Printers

Date

1924

Coverage

Prague

Description

František Burian was a Czech plastic surgeon in the early 20th century. In the Czech Republic, he is also known as the father of plastic surgery. Although not nearly as well known as his contemporaries, he contributed greatly to plastic surgery and ranks with Gillies, Esser, and McIndoe as one of the masters and founders of modern plastic surgery. He acquired his military surgery background during the Balkan wars of 1912–1913 and performed extensive amounts of facial reconstruction. In this work, Burian describes treatments and surgery for soldiers with extensive skull and facial injuries. His wife, Anna Lakasora-Burianova, who was among the earliest women to graduate as a doctor under the Austrian monarchy, assisted him during this period.