Techniques in Skin Grafting

  • Deborah F. MacFarlane


Free skin grafting, defined as the severing of a piece of skin from its local blood supply and transfer to another location, is thought to have originated in India approximately 2,500 years ago. However, it was not until the nineteenth century that the first accounts appeared in Western literature.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Deborah F. MacFarlane
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  1. 1.Departments of Dermatology and Plastic SurgeryThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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