Rotarians were apprised yesterday of the benefits of plastic surgery and about how a simple surgical procedure can become a positive life-changing experience.

Veteran plastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Dickie took members of the Rotary Club of Freeport on a historic journey back to the advent of plastic surgery and the time when it gained mainstream popularity - during the first World War when injured soldiers would return home with battle scars and serious physical defects.

"Doctors were seeing many persons coming in with disfiguring wounds, especially to the face. And out of that came the necessity for reconstruction and repair," he said.

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