GILLIES, Harold D[elf].

Plastic Surgery of the Face based on selected cases of war injuries of the face including burns with original illustrations. With chapter on the prosthetic problems of plastic surgery by Capt. W. Kelsey Fry and remarks on anaesthesia by Capt. R. Wade.

London: Henry Frowde [&] Hodder and Stoughton…, 1920

Large 4to, pp. (ii) blank, xiii, 408. Numerous text illustrations. Original red cloth (two small holes in cloth on upper cover, a few small scratches), a very clean copy.

FIRST EDITION. G&M 5758. One of the finest books on plastic surgery published in the twentieth century. Gillies devised a method for enhancing survival of skin grafts by converting pedicled skin grafts into tubes. He drew on the large number of severe injuries sustained during the First World War as his patients, and was later knighted for his work.


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