Vilray P. Blair, his surgical descendants, and their roles in plastic surgical development.
Perhaps one of the most historically well-known plastic surgeons is Vilray P. Blair.
As commander of the U.S. Army corps of head and neck surgeons during World War I, he became well known for his work in posttraumatic reconstruction.
Blair's efforts in the early part of this century helped to develop plastic surgery as a distinct surgical subspecialty in the United States.
His prowess as a surgeon allowed him to build one of the largest plastic surgery centers in the country and to train many of the top young American surgeons.
Blair excelled as a teacher.
He produced academic surgeons such as James Barrett Brown and Bradford Cannon, who took the lead in the care of wartime injuries during World War II.
At Valley Forge General Hospital, Blair's trainees dedicated themselves to the reconstruction of injured patients and trained other young plastic surgeons in the care of postwar trauma.
This exceptional level of patient care resulted in the U.S. government recognizing plastic surgery as a subspecialty following World War II.
Since that time, Blair's surgical descendants at Washington University have led the country in the development of new training concepts and ideals and have gone on to become leaders in plastic surgery worldwide.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Traitement, Reconstruction, Technique, Evolution, Homogreffe, Peau, Historique, Homme, Chirurgie plastique, Greffe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Treatment, Reconstruction, Technique, Evolution, Homograft, Skin, Case history, Human, Plastic surgery, Graft
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0336419
Code Inist : 002B25N. Création : 16/11/1999.