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Using one's own finger to replace their nose. ~ A facial reconstruction technique used during WWI & WWII. Caption reads: "Rhinoplasty. Loss of nose due to an injury, and replacement by a finger in 1880. Surgery by Dr. E. Hart, photo by OG Mason, both of Bellevue Hospital, NY." via Otis Historical Archives of the National Museum of Health and Medicine, in Washington DC on flickr.

Using one's own finger to replace their nose. ~ A facial reconstruction technique used during WWI & WWII. Caption reads: "Rhinoplasty. Loss of nose due to an injury, and replacement by a finger in 1880. Surgery by Dr. E. Hart, photo by OG Mason, both of Bellevue Hospital, NY." via Otis Historical Archives of the National Museum of Health and Medicine, in Washington DC on flickr.

From the MutterMuseum - the deformed ribcage of a woman who wore corsets vs a normal ribcage

From the MutterMuseum - the deformed ribcage of a woman who wore corsets vs a normal ribcage

A female skull dating from 1829 with the bony skeleton of a large facial tumour (possibly caused by neurofibromatosis) involving the right side of the face. The tumour arose in the right antrum, and during five years’ growth destroyed the right malar bone, the palate, and the maxilla. Specimen from the Hunterian Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons, London.

A female skull dating from 1829 with the bony skeleton of a large facial tumour (possibly caused by neurofibromatosis) involving the right side of the face. The tumour arose in the right antrum, and during five years’ growth destroyed the right malar bone, the palate, and the maxilla. Specimen from the Hunterian Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons, London.

Cephalotribe; obstetric tool, Geneva, Switzerland, 1750-1850  Credits: Science Museum London. Only used as a last resort after a fetus is dead in an attempt to save the mother.

Cephalotribe; obstetric tool, Geneva, Switzerland, 1750-1850 Credits: Science Museum London. Only used as a last resort after a fetus is dead in an attempt to save the mother.

Child's Dress, late 1870s American (probably), silk, cotton, mother-of-pearl   Dimensions: Length at CB: 29 in.   MMA

Child's Dress, late 1870s American (probably), silk, cotton, mother-of-pearl Dimensions: Length at CB: 29 in. MMA

Delivering dinosaurs for exhibit at the Boston Museum of Science. Arthur Pollock,1984.

Delivering dinosaurs for exhibit at the Boston Museum of Science. Arthur Pollock,1984.

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