Day archives: December 11th, 2019

Varaztad Kazanjian – Father of Plastic Surgery

The massacres during the reign of Sultan Abdul Hamid forced the Kazanjian family to leave their hometown of Yerznka and move to Sebastia where things were calmer. In Sebastia, 12-year-old Varaztad Kazanjian (March 18, 1879 – October 19, 1974) would attend a church school, work as a clerk in a shop, a clerk at the …