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Esser Inlay (Epithelial Inlay).


Published by Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1940., 1940
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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322 pp [irregular pagination]; about 1500 figs. Folio. Later 1/4-leather and cloth. Marginal browning of text leaves. Very Good. First Edition. "While he was in Vienna in 1916, Esser described a method of using a skin graft on a mould in order to enlarge various spaces such as the conjunctival sac and the oral cavity. This method could also be used for grafting on irregular surfaces, e.g. the external ear and the hard or the soft palate. The principle of his method was that an impression of the surface to be grafted was made in 'dental mass'. Once the material had set, it was lined with the thinnest possible split-skin graft, with the cut surface outward. The mould covered with the skin graft was put into place, after which the skin was closed. Later on the mould was removed through another incision. Esser based his method on two principles which in his opinion were essential to adequate healing: equal pressure and total immobilization. This grafting method became known as 'epidermic inlay grafting' in English and as 'Epitheleinlage' in German. . . . Esser's publications attracted the attention of the Gillies group in Sidcup in Kent, England. This group played an active part in the treatment by plastic and reconstructive surgery of soldiers wounded in World War I. The 'epithelial inlay' of Esser was used on a large scale" (Klasen, History of Free Skin Grafting, pp. 105 and 107). Bookseller Inventory # 7184

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Title: Esser Inlay (Epithelial Inlay).

Publisher: Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1940.

Publication Date: 1940

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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