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Willie Vicarage, suffering facial wounds in the Battle of Jutland 1916 Naval Battle was one of the first men to receive facial reconstruction using plastic surgery. Doctor Harold Gillies created the "tubed pedicle" technique that used a flap of skin from the chest or forehead and swung it into place over the face. The flap remained attached but was stitched into a tube, keeping the original blood supply intact and dramatically reducing the infection rate.

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Graphic Image - WWI Trench warfare exposed soldiers to a vast increase in head and facial injuries, leading to tremendous advancements in plastic surgery and facial reconstruction. However, not all surgeries were successful www.uterinefury.c...

Modeling a hard plastic 'safety bra' to protect female workers at war plants. USA 1943.[669x861] - Imgur

Case of Corporal Bemis, Thrice Severely Wounded in Three Battles." Cpl. Edson D. Bemis, Co. K, 12th Massachussetts, wounded at Battles of Hatcher's Run, the Wilderness and Antietam.Selected by Mike.Text from the reverse of the photo:Private Edson D. Bemis, K, 12th Massachusetts, was wounded at Antietam by a musket ball, which fractured the shaft of his left humerus. The fracture united kindly, with very slight angular displacement and a quarter of an inch shortening. Promoted to be corp...

Four views of facial reconstruction after a war wound, July 1916.

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