About the fine arts of discovering the new

About the fine arts of discovering the new European ]l~1 __11 na, l _lflStlC bu¢ ery © Springer-Verlag 1997 Eur J Plast Surg (1997) 20:166-167 Report on the "Convegno Iginio Tansini e la sua eredith ehirurgica", Palazzo Centrale dell' Universith, Pavia, Italy, March 29-31, 1996 E. VaubeP, J. Hussmann 2 I Department of Plastic Surgery, Krankenhaus Zehlendorf-Behring, Gimpelsteig 3, D-14165 Berlin, Germany 2 Klinik ftir Plastische Chirurgie, BG-Universitfitskliniken Bergmannsheil, Btirkle-de-la-Camp-Platz 1, D-44789 Bochum, Germany The latissimus dorsi flap started its very successful able for various reasons, thus the latissimus dorsi flap course as the workhorse of plastic surgery 20 years ago, had to be discovered a second time. in 1976. Neven Olivari published his studies on the use of the In 1896, 100 years ago, Iginio Tansini described the latissimus dorsi muscle in 1976. Several years later Pat- latissimus dorsi flap. The technique was well reknown rick Maxwell published similar work. before World War I. Shortly thereafter the flap was not Thus, in 1996, two anniversaries were celebrated: the utilized any more. After the end of World War II, most 100th anniversary of the paper by Iginio Tansini and the of the former literature was either destroyed or unavail- 20th anniversary of the re-discovery by Neven Olivari. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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