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Plastic surgeons spur shatterproof windshields

CDI - History of Plastic SurgeryDuring the 1930’s Doctors concerned with the number and the severity of facial lacerations due to car accidents and the broken glass involved in those accidents lead to the development of the shatterproof windshield.  A group of plastic surgeons and emergency medical physicians approached a consortium of companies, and shatterproof windshields were born.

 Thanks in part to their lobbying efforts, shatterproof glass became a mainstay in all car windshields. And plastic surgeons didn’t stop there: Dr. Claire Straith, a member of the newly formed American Society of Plastic Surgeons, met with automobile manufacturers in 1934, leading to the development of numerous safety considerations for automobile interiors.

 

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