Robert Abbe

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Abbe, Robert

(ăb`ē), 1851–1928, American surgeon, b. New York City, M.D. Columbia, 1874; brother of Cleveland AbbeAbbe, Cleveland
, 1838–1916, American meteorologist, b. New York City; brother of Robert Abbe. He was the first official daily weather forecaster in the United States. Abbe studied astronomy at the Univ. of Michigan, under B. A. Gould at Cambridge, Mass.
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. He was especially noted as a plastic surgeon and was a pioneer in the use of catgut sutures. A friend of the Curies, Abbe was also one of the first in the United States to use radium in treating cancer.
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For lip reconstruction mostly the Karapandzic and Abbe flap were used.
The anatomical basis of the Abbe flap. Laryngoscope, 111(3):382-6, 2001.