First Instance of modern plastic surgery in England
23 October 1814
Surgeon Joseph Constantine Carpue completes the first nose-reconstruction surgery in England using skin from the patient’s forehead, adapting already existing techniques. Continuing his work he published his famous Account of Two Successful Operations for Restoring a Lost Nose from the Integument of the Forehead. Due to the use of sterile techniques, anaesthetics and antibiotics, this procedure marked the beginning of a new age of safe and effective reconstructive surgery, greatly increasing it’s popularity.
1947 - Married couple awarded Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded to Carl and Gerty Cori “for their discovery to the course of the catalytic conversion of glycogen." They also share the Prize with Bernado Alberto Houssay “for his discovery of the part played by the hormone of the anterior pituitary lobe in the metabolism of sugar”. It also marked the first awarding of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to a woman, and the third Nobel Prize awarded to a woman overall.
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