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Sushruta – The First ever Surgeon, who was Indian
Saint Sushurta who lived 600 BC in Kashi (today known as Varanasi or Benaras) is regarded the “Father of Plastic Surgery” and Father of Medicine” wrote one of world’s earliest works on medicines named as “Sushruta Samhita”. In this book, he documented the instructions to perform scores of surgical procedures including reconstructions of nose and 3 types of skin grafts. Sushrut Samhita is the first written record of the forehead flap rhinoplasty – a surgical method (by using forehead skin to form the nose, today known as pedicle flap) which is still used to reconstruct a nose. Sushruta took the art of surgery to admirable heights in the medieval India which was later regarded as the “Golden Age of Surgery”.