Tagliacozzi, Gaspare, 1545-1599. De curtorum chirurgia per insitionem, 1599.
Houghton Library, Harvard University
16th century surgeon Gaspare Tagliacozzi was particularly known for his skill in the method of reconstructing an amputated nose by grafting a flap of skin from the patient’s arm. The patient would have to spend three weeks with the arm immobilized in this position for the graft to take.
A sign in the catacombs of Paris. “Stop! This is the empire of the dead.”
Foot of Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” the first detective story in the world, was published 173 years ago today. We celebrate with a look at it’s real-life inspiration.
A matter of life, Jeffrey Brown
“I wrote the story myself. It’s about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.”