Wednesday, 30 June 2010

7 New Faces in 7 Days

In the third series of Channel Five's 'Extraordinary People' one episode follows the work of Facing the World in Vietnam.

Craniofacial surgeons, Niall Kirkpatrick and Simon Eccles, travel to Danang General Hospital to assess and treat patients with a variety of craniofacial conditions. The film is still available on Demand Five.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010


The Wellcome Collection has a new exhibition called Skin. Haven't managed to get there yet but it looks worth a visit.

Thursday, 17 June 2010


There is never enough time! Keeping up with the lastest plastic surgery publications is challenging. To make it easier a number of plastics journals will deliver their electronic table of contents (eTOC) to your inbox.

Fortunately, they are staggered through the month so you won't be overloaded. I currently receive eTOCs for the following:

European Journal of Plastic Surgery
Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (JPRAS)
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS)
The Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery
The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery

Talking of 'time', the new Corpus Clock in Cambridge is worth a visit. . . . .

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Facing Africa - Noma

Ben Fogle has been off on another adventure. This time to follow reconstructive surgeons in Africa treating the facial deformities caused by Noma (cancrum oris).

The documentary is on iPlayer (BBC2). More info about the condition can be found on the Facing Africa website.

Image: Facing Africa - Noma

Saturday, 12 June 2010

History of Plastic Surgery

Just came across this website on the history of plastic surgery from the 'Carl Ferdinand Von Graefe Institute'. It has collections of references related to the history of particular conditions, techniques and famous plastic surgeons. I get the feeling it is still very much a work in progress . . . .

 Image: Wax work by Eleanor Crook featured on the website


The e-learning project being developed by BAPRAS is now recruiting content authors. Email to volunteer.

The first modules to be produced are : upper limb, lower limb, breast and chest wall.

There is more info on the BAPRAS website.