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Artificial nose, Europe, 1601-1800

Science Museum, London

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Prosthetic noses were largely for show and this one would have been an expensive purchase beyond the means of most people. Common causes of nose injury were warfare and syphilis (a sexually transmitted infection that can eventually cause the bridge of the nose to collapse). It is unclear how the nose was to be worn but it was possibly fixed to any remaining nasal structure. maker: Unknown maker Place made: Europe



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Artificial nose, Europe, 1601-1800. Credit: Science Museum, London. CC BY


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