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‘Trotule (Trotula) puts many things on to decorate and embellish the face but I intend solely to remove infection’: L’abbé Poutrel and his Chirurgerie c.1300

Theresa Tyers is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing at Swansea University, having completed her PhD at the University of Nottingham. She has published several articles on medieval vernacular healthcare manuals. ‘Trotule (Trotula) … Continue reading

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Disrupting Our Sense of the Past: Medical Photographs that Push Interpreters to the Limits of Historical Analysis

Jason Bate is Lecturer in the School of Art and Design at Falmouth University. His PhD was on photography, disfiguration and reconstructive surgery in England during and after the First World War, and he has since published articles in History … Continue reading

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Tooth Worms

Today’s guest post is by Geraldine Gnych. Geraldine is a first year PhD student at Swansea University studying medieval oral health, dentistry and speech impediments, with a view to also researching Cleft Lip and Palate. Her research is currently focused on medical … Continue reading

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‘Cancelled’: The Blinded and Disfigured British Soldier of the First World War

Today’s guest post is by Gary Haines. Gary is currently finishing his MPhil history of art thesis ‘and he had such beautiful eyes’ The cultural discourse of the blinded British soldier of the First World War, 1915 – 1939 with Birkbeck College where he also occasionally teaches. … Continue reading

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Facial Injuries and Care in World War I

Today’s post is from Eilis Boyle, a PhD student at the University of Leeds who is funded by the European Research Council as part of the Men, Women and Care project. Eilis writes: ‘My research looks at the ways in which … Continue reading

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‘A Great Blemish to her Beauty’: Female Facial Disfigurement in Early Modern England

Michelle Webb is completing her PhD in the Department of History at the University of Exeter. Her research focuses on facial disfigurement in England in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. ‘A Great Blemish to her Beauty’: Female Facial Disfigurement in Early Modern … Continue reading

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Skin Bleaching: A Perspective on the Ghanaian Phenomenon

We are pleased to introduce this guest post from Samuel Adu-Gyamfi (mcgyamfi@yahoo.com) of the Department of History and Political Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and Razak Mohammed Gyasi of the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong. … Continue reading

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