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 and will take 1-2 days to retrieve. Researchers must call in advance to use the collection