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Skin Grafting During the Period 1930–1950

  • Henk J. Klasen

Abstract

Differentiation of the indications for and the applications of skin grafts took place during the period 1930–1950. Several factors played a role in this evolution: improved technique, specialization by some surgeons, and improved preoperative, peroperative and postoperative care. The number of patients requiring operative treatment of skin defects increased, partly also as a result of the events of World War II; the experience gained by surgeons who had to treat these injuries increased proportionally.

Keywords

Donor Site Skin Graft Sweat Gland Tactile Sensibility Compression Bandage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henk J. Klasen
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  1. 1.Academisch ZiekenhuisGroningenThe Netherlands

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