Analysis Of The First ' Nose Job '

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The first “nose job” was performed around 2,600 years ago in India. It was performed by a man named Sushruta. Sushruta was a surgeon from India who wrote the first treatise (a piece of writing that deals properly and methodically with a topic), on the basic principles of surgery. This treatise has been translated and passed all over the world leading to many new discoveries in the surgical world. Many of these discoveries from the treatise deal with plastic surgery, mainly nasal reconstructions, or some might call them “nose jobs.” The medical knowledge dealing with plastic surgery from India (circa 600 B.C.), has had a large impact on what plastic surgery is nowadays.
Sushruta, also known as “Father of plastic surgery,” is one of the earliest recorded surgeons and “is responsible for the advancement of medicine in ancient India” (MC Champaneria, AD Workman, SC Gupta). Dating all the way back to 600 B.C., Sushruta is also believed to be the first person to describe plastic surgery in his treatise Sushruta Samhita. Sushruta is most famous for his nasal reconstructions. He would take a section of skin from the cheek to use for the reconstruction. This method of nasal reconstruction was later known as the “Indian method.” What many people may not know is that he was also famous for his ways of anaesthesia. Some call him the “Father of anaesthesiology.” He used wine and cannabis incense for anaesthesia. With all the medical knowledge he shared with us through his treatise,…

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