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A British surgeon named Joseph Carpue performs the first nose reconstruction in Europe and launches the practice of plastic surgery in western medicine. Carpue, a surgeon at Duke of York’s Hospital in Chelsea, England, had read an article in a magazine about doctors in India reshaping the mutilated noses of soldiers and went there to learn more about the process. Upon his return to England, he attempts a rhinoplasty on a soldier whose nose had been eaten away by the effects of mercury treatment, used at the time to treat some diseases. Taking skin from the patient’s forehead, the surgeon fashioned it into a nose. Get the full story.