Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 19–33 | Cite as

The first pre- and post-operative photographs of plastic and reconstructive surgery: Contributions of Gurdon Buck (1807–1877)

  • Blair O. Rogers


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Blair O. Rogers
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.New YorkUSA
  2. 2.New York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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