RFD: sci.med.surgery.plastic

Steve Darnaud hvpsbd at hofstra.edu
Mon Feb 5 18:09:59 EST 1996

                     REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)
              unmoderated group sci.med.surgery.plastic

This is a formal request for discussion (RFD) for the creation
of an unmoderated newsgroup related to plastic and reconstructive
surgery as follows.  The group proponent is Steve Darnaud
<hvpsbd at hofstra.edu>, and the group mentor is Chris Stone
<cbstone at phoenix.princeton.edu>.  Please direct questions to the proponent.

This is not a call for votes.  Please do not vote now.  All followup
discussion should be conduct in news.groups.

RATIONALE: sci.med.surgery.plastic

Although there are mailing lists and other sci.med newsgroups
which address different aspects of the medical profession, there
is no usenet-based newsgroup to discuss plastic surgery.

A proposal for sci.med.plastic-surg recently failed.  It is hoped that
the name sci.med.surgery.plastic, with its improved hierarchical
structure, will inspire more support.

CHARTER: sci.med.surgery.plastic

Sci.med.surgery.plastic is intended to be an unmoderated arena
for discussions relevant to plastic and reconstructive surgery.

This group is created to provide a forum for information, ideas,
issues and experiences regarding plastic and reconstructive
surgery.  Sci.med.surgery.plastic is designed for professionals
as well as laypeople, and is anticipated to have a broad

Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:

           * Argon, carbon-dioxide and copper vapor lasers.
           * Hemangiomas, vascular malformations and other
           * Procedures, innovations and results in endoscopic,
             microvascular and other reconstructive surgeries.
           * Scars, skin-grafts, breast implants, etc.
           * Dermabrasion and cryosurgery.
           * Cleft lip and palate, craniofacial synostosis and
           * Other multi-disciplinary sectors - Dermatology,
             Hematology and Ophthalmology.



This RFD is being posted to news.announce.newgroups,
news.groups, sci.med, sci.med.nursing, sci.med.occupational,
misc.health.aids, misc.kids.health, misc.kids.pregnancy,
bionet.announce, and bionet.general.

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