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.
After being diagnosed with leprosy, Tetsuo Sakurai was forced to leave home at the age of 15. He didn't return for more than 60 years. At first, he received treatment in neighboring Hirosaki for 10 months but after he showed no improvement, his parents were obliged to have him quarantined in a sanatorium under Japan's 1907 Leprosy Prevention Law (not repealed until 1996).
http://haben-sie-das-gewusst.blogspot.com/2012/08/social-media-werbestrategie-fur-kleine.html "No Need For A Title" by photo credit ~Sam-becomes-Sam123 • How many more of these children must we lose before we decide that their lives are more important than religion, borders, oil. . .
THIS IS WHY I DON'T GO CAMPING: "This picture was taken by a friend of my daughters. She, along with her boyfriend, and a couple of other friends, were camping and naturally taking lots of pictures. when they had the film developed, they were not only stunned, but very saddened to find what appears to be a lonely little girl standing behind them."
Ivannow Wladislaus von Dziarski-Orloff (1864 - 1904) was normal until age 14, when he got an unknown wasting disease. His skin was paper thin and his musculature so atrophied that with the aid of a bright spotlight spectators could actually see the blood coursing through his veins. He used an opium pipe for the pain from his condition, which became one of his trademarks on stage.
Jose Mestre suffers from haemangioma, a condition that causes abnormalities in the capillaries and veins in his face. Blood pools in his face, which has caused him to develop a huge weeping facial tumor. He is commonly called The Man with No Face. He has refused medical treatment because he is a Jehovahs Witness.]
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 http://www.uterinefury.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1163302998
Brutal images at this link: 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.