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Vilray Blair

  • 1871 – 1955
  • Anatomy instructor after med school
  • 1897: England to study head & neck
  • 1902: Associate professor at WashU
  • 1912: Published “Surgeries and Diseases of the Mouth and Jaws” (1st of a kind in US)
  • WWI: Led treatment of craniofacial recon & learned from Gillies
  • Introduced the delay technique in flap surgery
  • 1931: First described cleft nose deformity
  • 1937 AAPS meeting à presented ABPS
    • Independent specialty board 1941
  • 1st division chief of PLS at WashU (1925 – 1955)