The Indian Method of nose replacement Charles Turner

The Indian Method of nose replacement by Charles Turner

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The Indian Method of nose replacement

This case illustrates the 'Indian method' where skin was grafted from the forehead, remaining attached to keep the blood supply; it was then placed over the nose area. The wound on the forehead is said to have healed well and discreetly. Plate 3 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 3. 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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