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Why is it called Plastic Surgery?

Hint: it’s nothing to do with the synthetic polymer. Like most words in the English language, plastic surgery was derived from a Greek term: plastikos. Plastikos means to mould or shape something and therefore has nothing to do with the modern day plastic that most of us think of. Nearly 200 years ago, German doctor… Read more »