The reprint collection documents plastic and reconstructive surgery during the first three quarters of the 20th century. It is international in scope with articles in all the major European languages, though English-language works predominate. Plastic surgery is covered in the broadest sense: there are many articles on oral surgery, burns, skin grafting, and other ancillary subjects as well. Though items date back to the early 20th century, the majority post-date 1920. Collecting appears to have ceased in Feb. 1976.
The collection is stored off-site. Researchers will need to request this material from Archives & Special Collections at least two business days in advance to use the collection in our reading room. Generally, Archives & Special Collections will not recall more than 6 cartons at a time.