By P. Santoni-Rugiu, P., J. Sykes

The ebook covers the heritage of cosmetic surgery from the outstanding achievements of historic civilizations e.g. India and Egypt, during the classical instances of historical Greece and Rome, as much as the progressive suggestions built on the finish of the center Age, the Renaissance after which past. Surgical development has frequently depended on the parallel improvement of anatomy.

The wisdom of wound therapeutic and the way this has replaced and stimulated cosmetic surgery is roofed within the first half. the advance of the elemental ideas of the uniqueness similar to pores and skin flaps, the grafting of epidermis and different tissues are during the centuries.

In the second one half the advance of assorted surgical reconstructive tactics are defined. The reader will discover how thoughts that are regimen this present day have developed due to the ingenuity of our surgical ancestors.

Finally partly 3 the beginning of plastic surgery, which has fulfilled the goals of our ancestors, is printed. Its quick improvement is defined stressing the efforts required to beat the prejudices and criticism.

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Many of these discoveries are reported in De Auditus Organis (1562), which formed part of the small body of works published during his lifetime. Eustachius also deserves credit for having described the thoracic duct almost one hundred years before Pecquet. Another Italian, Gaspare Aselli (1581–1625), who was born in Cremona and became professor of anatomy and surgery at the university in Pavia, was the author of a crucial discovery regarding the lymphatic system. During the dissection of a dog that had consumed a fatty meal just before its death, he observed a milky fluid emerge from an incision made in a lymphatic duct Urbino had a most sophisticated public health service created primarily to care for those injured during the twenty or so wars conducted by Duke Federico during the course of two decades.

He also studied the musculature and compiled an atlas, Myotomia Reformata, published posthumously [206], which included descriptions of the action of individual muscles. Another important figure was Bernard Sigfried Albinus (1697–1770), a physician born in Frankfurt-ander-Oder who settled in Holland and wrote an excellent series of books illustrated with engravings of great quality that demonstrate the level of perfection reached in the art of anatomical illustration during the eighteenth century [10, 11, 13].

34 The drawings for Observationes Anatomica were prepared by Marco Galli and engraved by Carlo Orsolini (1710–1780). CHAPTER 1 The Anatomical Foundations of Surgery Fig. 35 Anatomia Corporum Humanorum (1750) by William Cowper. , Milan Fig. 34 Frontispiece of Anatomia Humani Corporis by G. Bidloo (1649–1713) considered by Chaulant as “a masterpiece of Dutch baroque art”. , Milan ducts, the nasal cavity, the nasal concha and the ethmoidal sinuses, as well as describing the corniculate cartilage of the larynx, various facial nerves and the cranial veins.

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