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medical =/= marijuana/nurse fetish
thats a nice clean break though, it looks like it just popped out, not nearly as messy as some ive seenVia i rpomise u this isnt a fandom blog
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Here’s another picture of the gentleman from the previous images. Able Seaman Willie Vicarage. He was one of the first subjects to have reconstructive surgery using tube pedicles, using flaps of skin from his chest and forehead, swung and stitched into place and allowed to grow.
The reason for the use of this technique is the lack of antibiotics at the time— the tube remained attached, unlike traditional skin grafts as we know them today, and was stitched shut, dramatically reducing the rate of infection and allowing the original bloodflow to circulate uninterrupted.
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Eye care in the 1800s: Rodent Cancer
In the 19th Century, the cancer now called basal cell carcinoma was known as rodent cancer. That’s because patients with advanced cases, like this woman treated in London in the mid-1800s, looked as if their flesh had been gnawed away by rats.
This photograph was published in 1867 in one of the first medical textbooks, “Rodent Cancer.” It was written by Dr. Charles Hewitt Moore (1821-1870).
Credit: Dr. Stanley B. Burns
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Inflated tissue expanders in the back of a 12-year-old boy with extensive scarring after third degree burns. Tissue expanders are used to stretch the skin prior to skin grafting.