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The Ancient Origins Of Plastic Surgery

By Gerard @presurfer
The Ancient Origins Of Plastic Surgery
While the Egyptians did not practice extreme forms of plastic surgery on the living, they would often prepare their dead using principles of plastic surgery. Ramses II's mommy was surgically altered by having a small bone and a handful of seeds inserted into his nose to ensure that his most prominent feature would be recognizable in the afterlife.
Reconstructive surgery techniques were being carried out in India by 800 BC. Sushruta, the father of Surgery, made important contributions to the field of plastic surgery in the 6th century BC.
(thanks Danny)The Presurfer

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