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A 19th century nose reconstruction job...<br />
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An extremely rare 185 year-old book has emerged which reveals plastic surgery is not just a 21st century obsession.<br />
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German professor Johann Friedrich was an early pioneer of performing reconstructive surgery on patients' noses by grafting skin from other parts of the body.<br />
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His celebrated book Surgical Observations on The Restoration of the Nose was translated into English in this 1833 first edition which includes various case studies and supporting diagrams.<br />
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One sketch shows how to remove a tumour from a nose, while another demonstrates how to repair a nose 'mutilated by disease'.