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Improved avenues to train plastic surgeons in microsurgery

Microsurgery is an intricate and challenging surgical technique that involves using miniature instruments and sutures as fine as a hair strand aided by sophisticated microscopes. In plastic surgery, microsurgery is used to repair small damaged vessels and nerves following trauma, or in reconstructive procedures by moving a component of living tissue from one place of… Read More »

Louisa Aldrich-Blake: a trailblazer for female surgeons and a war hero

By Sam Wong Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy Louisa Aldrich-Blake, the subject of today’s Google Doodle, was the UK’s first female surgeon. She played an important role in setting up hospitals in the first world war and pioneered new procedures for treating cervical and rectal cancers. Aldrich obtained her master of surgery degree from the… Read More »