Tagliacozzi, Gaspare

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Gaspare, Italian surgeon, 1546-1599.
tagliacotian operation - method of rhinoplasty utilizing a flap from the arm.
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But over 400 years ago, Italian surgeon Gaspare Tagliacozzi was reshaping the noses of soldiers who had been disfigured in battle.
Though the procedure developed by Gaspare Tagliacozzi (1545-99) to repair the nose (known as a pedicle flap graft in which skin from the bicep was attached to the space where the nose had been) was remarkably lost to history in the following century, Gilman chooses to commence his vast history here because Tagliacozzi was apparently the first to articulate the relationship between physical appearance and psychological happiness.