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Rhinoplasty and the Nose in Early Modern British Medicine and Culture
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Rhinoplasty and the Nose in Early Modern British Medicine and Culture (Paperback)

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Challenging histories of plastic surgery that posit a complete disappearance of Gaspare Tagliacozzi's rhinoplasty operation after his death in 1599, Rhinoplasty and the nose in early modern British medicine and culture traces knowledge of the procedure within the early modern British medical community, through to its impact on the nineteenth-century revival of skin-flap facial surgeries. The book explores why such a procedure was controversial, and the cultural importance of the nose, offering critical readings of literary noses from Shakespeare to Laurence Sterne. Medical knowledge of the graft operation was accompanied by a spurious story that the nose would be constructed from flesh purchased from a social inferior, and would drop off when that person died. The volume therefore explores this narrative in detail for its role in the procedure's stigmatisation, its engagement with the doctrine of medical sympathy, and its unique attempt to commoditise living human flesh. -- .

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly modern history: c 1450-1500 to c 1700Medical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesHistory of medicineMedical & VeterinarySurgeryPlastic & reconstructive surgeryCosmetic surgery Publisher: Manchester University Press Publication Date: 11/01/2022 ISBN-13: 9781526160744  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Emily Cock is a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow in the Department of History at Cardiff University -- .

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