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Robert (Bob) D. Acland MBBS

  • June 20, 1941 – Jan 6, 2016 (Louisville, KY)
  • A pioneer in plastic and reconstructive microsurgery
  • Developed the first micro-vessel clamp, as well as the 10-0 nylon sutures and needles that are still used today.
  • Clinical anatomist and pioneer in the field of fresh tissue dissection. 
    • From 1981 to 2011, he established and ran the Fresh Tissue Anatomy Dissection Laboratory for surgeons and students at the University of Louisville, which was the first of its kind in the US, and is considered one of the best and most respected facilities in the world.
  • Major published works consist of the comprehensive Video Atlas of Human Anatomy and the “Red Book.”