MEEKEREN, Job Janszoon van
Heel- en geneeskonstige aanmerkingen.Amsterdam: Casparus Commelijn, 1668.
Van Meekeren was first to record a bone graft. He states (Chap. 1) that he read a report of it in a letter received by the Rev. Engebert Sloot of Slooterdijk from John Kraanwinkel, a missionary in Russia, where the operation had been performed. It consisted of the transplantation of a piece of bone from a dog’s skull into a cranial defect in a soldier. Although healing was perfect, the Church ordered the removal of the graft. German translation of the book, 1675; Latin translation, 1682. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.
Subjects: ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Bone Grafts, PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, TRANSPLANTATION