Tag Archives: prosthetics

A ‘Spectacle’ of the Face: Eyewear in the Nineteenth Century

Today’s guest post comes from Gemma Almond, who is a second year AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award student at the Science Museum and Swansea University. Her PhD focuses on vision aids and the correction of vision in the nineteenth century, and … Continue reading

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Facial Difference in ‘Wonder Woman’

Spoilers ahead for those yet to see the movie. I finally saw Wonder Woman last night. I already wanted to live on a paradisaical Amazonian island, and this has solidified that desire. The movie was fun, the cinematography was spectacular, I … Continue reading

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PhD Studentship: ‘“False Teeth for the Masses”: Artificial Teeth as Technologies, Prostheses and Commodities in Britain, 1848-1948’, University of Kent.

Canny undergraduates interested in facial difference (or the university staff who know them) might be interested in this PhD studentship being advertised by the Centre for the History of Medicine, Ethics and Medical Humanities at the University of Kent, in collaboration … Continue reading

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Mollie Dorsey Sanford’s flying wax tooth.

We all know now that George Washington’s false teeth weren’t really made of wood. According to Willliam M. Etter, Washington’s dentures were comprised of ivory (including hippopotamus), human and animal teeth, metal and lead. At the time he became President, … Continue reading

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Paralympics and Changed Faces

The start of the 2016 Rio Paralympics reminds me of a comment made by James Partridge, CEO of Changing Faces on the impact of the previous games: ‘2012 did nothing for us’. His point was that whilst the increased media … Continue reading

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First outing for the new Project!

Emily will be presenting a poster featuring two strands of our current research at the Shame, Stigma and Medicine colloquium at Trinity College Dublin tomorrow, 16 October 2015. Here’s a sneak preview (downloads as a ppt): Dublin A1 poster

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