The role of war in the development of surgery

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X-ray machines were developed during the first world war. What were these machines able to pick up on and how was this helpful?
They picked up on bullets and shrapnel inside the body and remove them.
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What is skin grafting?
Growing skin onto pedicle tubes, attached to the persons body.
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Who was Harold Gillies and what did he do?
He was a doctor from New Zealand, he repaired the skin of over 2000 men who were injured in the battle of Somme (1916).
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Describe the method of using a pedicle tube to skin graft.
A narrow layer of skin is lifted from the body and stitched onto a tube at one end. The other end is attached to the body, where it continues to grow. Once the tube had grown long enough, the skin could be stitched onto the new site.
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How did Harold Gillies' method help improve plastic surgery?
He was able to achieve more natural looking appearances and he kept careful records of his work which could be copied.
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What is skin grafting?

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Growing skin onto pedicle tubes, attached to the persons body.

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Who was Harold Gillies and what did he do?

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Describe the method of using a pedicle tube to skin graft.

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How did Harold Gillies' method help improve plastic surgery?

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