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Published: 25 February 2013

220 Pages | 35 b/w illustrations

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823244454

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Figures of Medicine

Blood, Face Transplants, Parasites

François Delaporte and Translated by Nils F. Schott
Foreword by Christopher Lawrence

A Fordham University Press Publication

Forms of Living (FUP)

What does the infamous face transplant in France in 2005 share with the examination of "swollen faces" in Latin America in the 1930s? What does blood transfusion in Europe during the seventeenth century have in common with the discovery of mosquitoes as parasitic vectors in China at the close of the nineteenth century? And lastly, how does the reconstruction of noses using skin flaps in Bologna in the sixteenth century relate to the opening of a forehead cyst in Guatemala in 1916? The six essays that form Figures of Medicine present a wealth of symmetries.


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