Donation to Bologna University of the original Gaspare Tagliacozzi, “De Curtorum Chirurgia per Insitionem”
Gaspare Tagliacozzi, universally considered a Western master in reconstructive plastic surgery, taught at Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna from 1570.
In his De curtorum chirurgia per insitionem – Plastic Surgery by Grafting – he described the ‘Italian method’ for facial reconstruction surgery in particular for the nose, lips and ears.
The original text will be donated in the presence of the Magnifico Rettore, Francesco Ubertini, and of the CEO of Istituto Ganassini, Dr. Giuseppe Ganassini di Camerati, to Bologna’s University Library.
To celebrate this event, the activities of Professor Gaspare Tagliacozzi at the university, the reconstruction methods described in his book and some aspects of his life in the city will be presented.