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February 11, 1893

SKIN GRAFTING UPON THE CRANIUM.Presented before the Chicago Medical Society.

JAMA. 1893;XX(6):149-154. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420330011001d

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The patient I present this evening has been cured for five years. I exhibited her before the American Medical Association in the spring of 1887, when the new scalp covered about three-fourths of the skull. In September, 1887, the case was reported in the International Medical Congress in Washington. At this time there remained an open spot upon the head corresponding to the dimensions of a silver half dollar; a month later this was also covered. The scalp is complete and has been in this condition ever since November, 1887. It may now be appropriately entered upon record as a cure.

Since the subject of. skin grafting was first introduced by M. M. Reverdin and Frank Hamilton, innumerable and varied trials have been made to close wounds by this procedure, with variable degrees of success, all over the civilized world, but an extensive search of the medical literature gives very

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