Cannibal Rat Ghost Ship

Lauren Perez


Tagliacozzi, Gaspare, 1545-1599. De curtorum chirurgia per insitionem, 1599.

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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.

“I wrote the story myself. It’s about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.”

It was on this day (April 19) in 1927 that actress Mae West was sentenced to 10 days in prison for her starring role in the play Sex, which she also wrote and directed. (via thelifeguardlibrarian)