Plastic surgeons have been innovators in the field of organ transplantation as far back as 800 B.C., when Sushruta Samhita tried to conduct skin grafts in India, writes plastic surgeon Michael Yaremchuk. One of the journals devoted to transplantation, Transplantation Bulletin, was initially part of the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Plastic surgeons transplanting arms and faces to severely wounded troops continue to advance the field of organ transplantation.

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