American Society for Peripheral Nerve (ASPN)
Issue 13, Summer 2022
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Blast from the Past: Forgotten Fascicles
(Occasional notes from an unapologetic bibliophile and indulged husband)

We will run this contest one more time… with language improved for clarity!

Can you identify the person(s) in this photograph who made the following historic contributions to peripheral nerve surgery? Please match the names with the contributions.
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  1. Became President of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, with Raymond Curtis and Milton Edgerton as his mentors
  2. Began “SOS de la Main”
  3. Began microsurgery in Yugoslavia. Traveling fellowship named for him in ASRM
  4. Brachial Plexus reconstruction and originator of the Alpine Plexus meetings
  5. Created the Levator Retrodisplacement procedure in 1969 to treat velopharyngeal incompetence, and fleur-de-lys abdominoplasty in 1985
  6. Described the free neurovascular 1st dorsal webspace flap for hand reconstruction.
  7. Did the first free flap at Johns Hopkins (Baltimore City Hospital) but best known for latissimus flap for breast reconstruction and design of breast implants
  8. Discoverer of Angiosomes
  9. Early advocate of nerve repair and Chief of Plastic Surgery at Cornell
  10. Facial Palsy reconstruction and originator of LIPS
  11. First attempts to replant extremity in Japan in the 1960’s
  12. First cross-face nerve graft in South America
  13. First microsurgical laboratory at Stanford
  14. First Plastic Surgeon to have a PhD. Probable descendent of Phillip of Macedonia. First to reinnervate the cornea, first President of ASPN
  15. First to replant a hand
  16. French plexus pioneer who “has examined over 5,500 patients and performed brachial plexus repair surgery in over 1,100 children and 400 adults.
  17. In 1979 published on 256 free tissue transfers, including the jejunum
  18. Indiana Hand Center originator
  19. Investigated psychological aspects of replantation
  20. Leader in microsurgical reconstruction & Chief of Plastic Surgery, Keio University
  21. Member of the Eastern Virginia Plastic Surgery group led by Charles Horton
  22. Perhaps most famous for creating a beating heart from a myocardioblast in culture dish
  23. Pioneer microsurgeon from Australia
  24. Pioneer microsurgeon in Munich, President of World & Internat Microsurgery Societies
  25. Pioneer of revascularization of the femoral head and successor to Leonard Goldner
  26. Primary repair of two tendons in “no man’s land”
  27. Proponent of intra-op electrical recordings, founding member of ASPN
  28. The Father of Microsurgery
  29. The first editor of Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
  30. The nerve to masseter transfer for congenital facial palsy.
  31. Took over leadership of the Raymond T. Curtis Hand Center
  32. With Rollin Daniels, introduced the free fibula
  33. Worked with burn patients at Valhalla, Editor Amer College Cosmetic Surgery
Please submit your throwback bests to be seen in a future issue!

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