Authors: Magnus Balslev Avnstorp, MD and Anne Mosebo, Med. Stud.
To become a complete Plastic Surgeon you must know your history. New procedures are introduced every year, but some have been used for centuries.
Plastic Surgery derives from the Greek words ‘plastikē’ (tekhnē) = the art of modelling, and from Cheirourgia; Cheir = hand and ergon = work.1
This chapter describes how ancient surgery and medicine developed from 6500 years before Christ (BC) into what Plastic Surgery is today.
- Oxford english dictionary. s,v “plastic” and “surgery”. http://www.oed.com/ n.d.