Chirurgischer Atlas [Surgical atlas].

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Creator

Victor von Bruns

Title

Chirurgischer Atlas [Surgical atlas].

Publisher

H. Laupp’schen

Date

1854

Coverage

Tubingen

Description

Victor von Bruns was a German surgeon in the 19th century and a founding member of the German Society of Surgery. He is most known for his work in plastic surgery and laryngology. He gained fame with his elegant reconstructions of the lip and cheek following trauma or surgical resections for disease and cancer. He also popularized the usage of absorbent cotton dressings, which has since become normal operating practice in the treatment of wounds. In this surgical atlas, von Bruns discusses many surgeries of the head and neck. The illustrations are both exquisite and detailed.