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Sushruta

Sushruta was an ancient Indian surgeon (who was possibly born in 7th century BC) and is the author of the book Sushruta Samhita[?], in which he describes over 120 surgical instruments, 300 surgical procedures and classifies human surgery in 8 categories.

He is credited with performing cosmetic surgery and especially with using forehead skin to reconstruct noses which were amputated as a punishment for crimes in his era.



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