Medicine: Flap Happy?

Many a plastic surgeon thumbing through a handsome, two-volume medical work last week was startled to find, under the unscientific heading, "Oops!", this homely advice: "Once a graft has been cut, it should be folded, wrapped in a damp gauze and put in a safe place until time for its application. Too often in its trip around the theatre it gets thrown in the wastebucket or dropped on the floor. Pick it up. wash it and get on with the job. It happens in the best of clinics!" And, as the kickoff to a chapter entitled "Flap Happy," there are these...

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