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320 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526137166

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Rhinoplasty and the nose in early modern British medicine and culture

First Edition

Emily Cock

Published by Manchester University Press

Social Histories of Medicine MUP Series

  • Convincingly fills the current gap in the history of plastic surgery between the death of Gaspare Tagliacozzi and revival of rhinoplasty after Joseph Constantine Carpue
  • Demonstrates the significance of the nose and affiliated surgical interventions in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British medicine, literature and culture
  • Employs innovative bibliographic sleuthing to uncover previously unknown figures in plastic surgery history
  • Historicises key contemporary questions about the commodification of the human body, the impact of popular culture on medical practice, and the ethical connotations of bodily modification as response to stigma

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