The Tragic History of WW1 Plastic Surgery

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During World War One, millions of soldiers faced the brutality of mechanised warfare. Men on the front lines were often left with horrendous injuries. But the sheer numbers of people left with such injuries pushed the development of plastic surgery to restore both form and function for those affected. In today’s video, we will look at a brief history of prosthetics and surgery, how the first world war shaped its development and examples of what was achieved.

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