Beitrage zur plastischen Chirurgie [Contributions to plastic surgery].

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Creator

Gustav Simon

Title

Beitrage zur plastischen Chirurgie [Contributions to plastic surgery].

Publisher

Carl Reichenecker

Date

1867

Coverage

Prague

Description

Gustav Simon was a 19th-century German surgeon. He was a military surgeon who served in reserve hospitals during the Franco-Prussian War. Simon was a well-rounded surgeon, not only performing plastic surgery but the other disciplines of orthopedics and gynecology. His military background afforded him the opportunity to publish a book informed by his early experiences on gunshot wounds. In this publication, Simon discusses his technique of preserving the cupid’s bow (an important anatomic landmark of the upper lip) in the surgical repair of the cleft lip. This was the first known report detailing this preservation. Other sentinel articles appear in this publication as well.