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The branch of surgery which is known by the name of "restorative surgery" and which aims at reestablishing lost functions and correcting cosmetic defects is one of the most fascinating. The possibility of restoring to the maimed their capacity for work and of freeing them from the mental depression caused by the realization of their infirmities is one of the noblest works a surgeon can perform: it brings him satisfaction and restores balance to the patient's life. Because of this, many of the most gifted surgeons have long since directed their efforts toward restorative surgery, which has achieved particularly great development within the last decade, largely in connection with the theoretical and practical study of plastic procedures. The healing on of parts of extremities which have been lost, in the accomplishment of which primary reimplantation and secondary grafting are distinguished as different methods, is of particular interest.
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