Thursday, November 4, 2010

Losing Small Part of the Lower Eyelid is the Least of His Problems

Horrible facial disfigurments are common in war. However, most leaders who launch the war would not like these pictures to be seen as it would affect the morale of the army as well as reducing the support from the general public.
This unfortunate soldier had his mid-face blown off and reconstruction involved the use of forehead flap and bones taken from the ribs. Large number of disfigured soldiers allowed the surgeons (especially the plastic surgeon) to advance their knowledge and skills in wound reconstruction, that is why progress in surgery often occurred during large scale wars.

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