An annotated history of craniofacial surgery and intentional cranial deformation

J. T. Goodrich, M. Tutino

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Abstract

The history of craniofacial surgery and the use of intentional cranial deformation is a long and varied one. Researching some of the earliest medical writings and reviews of early terracotta and stone figures from throughout the world clearly revealed that these two forms of treatment were widely extant. Intentional cranial deformation was used for a number of reasons including beautification, tribal identification, and social stature. The development of craniofacial surgery is a more modern practice and its historical evolution is reviewed in the context of techniques and the personalities involved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-68
Number of pages24
JournalNeurosurgery clinics of North America
Volume12
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 26 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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