The false tune of Burow’s triangle

The false tune of Burow’s triangle Eur J Plast Surg (2015) 38:511–512 DOI 10.1007/s00238-015-1143-9 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Klaas W. Marck Received: 29 June 2015 /Accepted: 3 August 2015 /Published online: 18 August 2015 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015 Sir, famous Die Literatur und Geschichte der plastischen Chirurgie Eponymia honours those who have contributed to the develop- (1863) shortly and sharply [5]. He qualifies Burow’s contribu- ment of our profession. A common used eponym is the triangle tion as a ‘so called new method’ and states that it has only the of Burow. Karl Heinrich August Burow (1809–1874) became slightest similarity with a real plastic operation. Zeis concludes with a strong argument: the whole procedure does not decrease professor in surgery in 1844 in Königsberg where he also died. His name is connected to advancement procedures in the face in any tension and duplicates the loss of skin. Burow reacts with a which one or more triangles of skin are removed. There is no great show of words, but not on the content of Zeis’s critic [6]. better way to illustrate this than by reproducing (Fig. 1)the Seven more years elapsed. Then, in 1870, Lehrbuch der famous lithograph that illustrates his ‘Description of a new trans- European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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