'A Singular Operation', India, 1795.

Nutter, William

'A Singular Operation', India, 1795.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Engraving by William Nutter after a painting made in January 1794 by J Wales showing a man ten months after an operation to replace his nose which was cut off whilst he was prisoner of Tipu Sultan during the Third Anglo-Mysore War (1790-92) in 1792. Figured drawings of the wax templates used and a diagram of the incisions made during the opration are shown above the text describing in detail the surgical procedure.

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