An Account of Two Successful Operations for Restoring a Lost Nose. . . .

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Creator

Joseph Carpue

Title

An Account of Two Successful Operations for Restoring a Lost Nose. . . .

Publisher

Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown

Date

1816

Coverage

London

Description

Joseph Carpue was an English surgeon in the early 19th century. He is credited with the first nasal reconstruction in England, performing the surgery on the nose of an army officer whose nose collapsed from chronic mercury treatments for a disease of the liver. It was performed under no anesthetic, reportedly in less than thirty minutes, from forehead skin as described previously as the Italian method. Although he became famous for this rhinoplastic procedure, Carpue has also been credited for his experiments with electricity in medicine and their therapeutic benefits.