A candidate for a nose replacement Charles Turner

A candidate for a nose replacement by Charles Turner

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A candidate for a nose replacement

A patient with a nose lost due to mercury poisoning- a common treatment for syphilis at the time. Case 1; an officer in his Majesty's army whose treatment for a venereal complaint with mercury resulted in; '[...] the loss of the septum, all the anterior part of the cartilage, and, in truth, the whole front of the nose, a small portion of the alae, or sides of the nostrils, excepted. The nasal bones remained entire.' (Case 1, pg.83) Plate 1 from An Account of Two Successful Opertaions for Restoring a Lost Nose from the integuments of the forehead, in the cases of two officers of His Majesty's army: to which are prefixed, historical and physiological remarks on the nasal operation; including descriptions of the Indian and Italian methods by J. C. Carpue (London, Longman, Hurst, Rees Orme and Brown, 1816). Inscribed: 'Plate 1. London Published October 20th 1815 for the Proprietors by C. Turner, No50 Warren Street, Fitzroy Square, C. Turner fecit

Original: engraving. 1816

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