Sir Harold Gillies

New Zealand

1882 - 1960

In 1946, Sir Harold Gillies and a colleague carried out one of the first female-to-male sex reassignment surgeries on Michael Dillon. In 1951 Gillies and colleagues carried out one of the first modern male-to-female sex reassignment surgeries using a flap technique on Roberta Cowell, which became the  standard for 40 years.  

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