Becoming a Microsurgeon

  • Maria Siemionow


The experience of reattaching a wood chopper’s hand being reattached leads to a choice of specialty. Animal studies are essential to surgical skill and progress. At one point, we worked with pigs’ feet.


The woodchopper’s hand Tools of the trade Pinking up A specialty is chosen First hand transplant First partial face transplant Nights with rats The modern microscope Indebted to animals First medical meeting Transferring knowledge Louisville comes to Ljubljana Meeting Dr. Lister 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Siemionow
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  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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