NA_Surgery Gillies and Plastic Surgery

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Why were there more facial injuried in WW1?
Tin helmets protected brains but faces were vulnerable.
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When did Gillies get his own unit?
1915 - first reconstructive unit
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When did Gillies get his own hospital?
1917 - The Queen's in Sidcup
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How did Gillies let doctors on the front line know where to send patients?
He sent address labels with his hospital on them to front line hospitals.
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How did Gillies first reconstruct faces?
He rotated forehead flaps around keeping a 'pedicle' strip to maintain blood supply.
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How did Russian books help Gillies?
He read about the pedicle tube method which rolled the skin inwards, reducing infection.
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How did Gillies develop pedicle tubes further?
He created the Waltzing pedicle which moved a skin tube from the lower body to the face in a series of steps.
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How did Gillies develop anaesthetic method?
He created 'intubation' where anaesthetic went down a tube in the throat so he could operate on the face.
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What brain surgery went on in WW1?
Surgeons tried to remove fragments e.g. Harvey Cushing tried using an electromagnet.
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