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Figures of medicine : blood, face transplants, parasites

Author: François Delaporte
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2013.
Series: Forms of living.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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 17th century have in common with the discovery of mosquitoes as parasitic vectors in China at the close of the 19th century? And, last, how does the reconstruction of noses using skin flaps in Bologna in the 16th century relate to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: François Delaporte
ISBN: 9780823244447 082324444X 9780823244454 0823244458
OCLC Number: 795010573
Language Note: Translated from French.
Description: xxiii, 173 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Animal blood --
Fabricating noses --
The face transplant --
The Manson effect --
Robles' disease --
Chagas' error.
Series Title: Forms of living.
Other Titles: Figures de la médecine.
Responsibility: François Delaporte ; translated by Nils F. Schott.

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"As always with Delaporte, the scholarship is impressive, innovative, and impeccable, and the analyses acute." Camille Limoges, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie Read more...

 
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