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.

Many Victorian mothers, while intending to provide the best food and feeding methods for their infants, tragically caused the deaths of their own little ones. Although doctors condemned the bottles and infant mortality rates of the time were shocking – only two out of ten infants lived to their second birthday – parents continued to buy and use them. The bottles eventually earned the nickname, “Murder Bottles.”


Willie Vicarage, who was suffering from facial wounds that he sustained in the Battle of Jutland in 1916, was one of the first men to receive facial reconstruction using plastic surgery. Read more at http://www.oddee.com/item_98767.aspx#tzDkoIjARPLHpBej.99

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Neurofibromatosis (NF): an autosomal dominant genetically-inherited disorder in which the nerve tissue grows tumors. NF type 1 occurs from a mutation of neurofibromin on chromosome 17q11.2. Neurofibromin is a tumor suppressor gene whose function is to inhibit the p21 ras oncoprotein. In absence of this tumor suppressor's inhibitory control on the ras oncoprotein, cellular proliferation is uncontrolled, resulting in unbalanced cellular proliferation and tumor development.

Early plastic surgery art -- artists made masks for many men wounded in the face during WWI

Morbid Anatomy: Blood Transfusions, Music as Disease, Extreme Taxidermy, Oscillating Beams, Plastic Surgery and Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Workshops: Morbid Anatomy Presents at London's Last Tuesday Society

Civil War Facial trauma - 1865 illustration/photograph of a private injured in the American Civil War by a shell two years previously.

Nicolae Minovici - The Doctor Who Hanged Himself for Science - During the first decade of the twentieth century, while employed as a professor of forensic science at the State School of Science in Bucharest, Nicolae Minovici undertook a comprehensive study of death by hanging. Inspired by his research, he decided to find out, first-hand, what it would feel like to die in this way.

The Boomschmidt Circus giant and his legless wife

Wounded soldier from WWI

Two-Headed Baby

Bio-Genica is a Bioengineering Company that has combined, and modified existing DNA to create Genpets - living, breathing mammals - flesh and blood just like any other animal. Packaged in plastic they hang on retail shelves in a chemically induced type of hibernation controlled by a protein in the packages’ nutrient supply tubes

Dr. James Barry became the first woman to practice medicine in Britain by living successfully as a man for over forty years. Read the absolutely extraordinary story at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-528926/Dr-Barrys-deathbed-sex-secret-The-extraordinary-truth-great-war-hero-medical-pioneer.html

In 1933, Lina Medina was born in Ticrapo, Peru. At the age of five, Lina was brought to the hospital by her parents complaining of extreme abdominal growth. She was originally thought to have a tumor, but doctors later determined that the child was seven months pregnant. On May 14, 1939, Lina Medina gave birth to a baby boy. The child was delivered by way of caesarean section, as Lina’s pelvis was too small to perform a natural birth. Her son was named Gerardo, and weighed 2.7 kg (6.0 lb).

40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken - Boy hears for the first time in his life, by the use of early hearing aid.

"Tertiary syphilis would arise between three to 15 years after infection."

This shocking picture shows a six inch blade sticking out the back of Julia Popova just above the shoulders and blood pouring from the wound. Incredibly the 22-year-old, who was knifed by a mugger on her way home from work, failed to notice the injury and managed to calmly stroll to safety. When she got home her horrified parents rushed her to hospital where surgeons managed to remove the blade without damaging Julia’s spine. Shock had kicked in and her body prevented her from feeling any pa...

Human brain and spinal nerves

Chinese baby has birth defect that makes him permanently look like he has a mask on.