Professor Gordon Snow gave his Semon Lecture in 1979. In this, he spoke in depth about reconstruction after head and neck cancer surgery and in particular about reconstruction after mandibulectomy. Snow presented some of the data collected at his hospital about the numbers of patients where reconstruction was possible and the complications and things that needed to be considered in making sure it was successful.
Gordon Snow was born on the 5th of August 1937 in Middelburg, the Netherlands. During his successful career, he published a number of academic papers on a multitude of topics often relating to head and neck cancers. Snow was appointed as Associate Professor of the Department of Otolaryngology at the Free University in Amsterdam and then later became Professor and Chairman.