Title Étude sur les Mutilés Maxillo-Faciaux de Guerre [Study of Maxillofacial Mutilations caused by War]
Book Condition Good Plus
Edition First Edition
Publisher Paris Éditions de la Semaine Dentaire 1924
Inscription Signed by Author
Seller ID 007882
Page de titre avec inscription et signature de l'auteur, mais pas garanti. "A Monsieur le Capitaine l'hôpital, le sympathique second de notre veneré chef, le Marechal Foch, hommage de quelques fages d´histoire et d´humanité. Le 20/8 26 Georges Gelly." Les illustrations de cette brochure sont extrêmement graphiques et ne sont pas pour les faibles de coeur. Front wrapper missing; rear wrapper present but detached. Title page with author inscription and signature. 9.5 x 6.25 inches. 64 numbered pages, including 6 pages with archival photos and one page with drawings. Three inch circular tear at top of title page, into inscription. Small dog-ears to bottom corner of all pages. Else very good. A Good Plus copy. Rare in any condition. This work constitutes an extraordinary history, from antiquity to the early 20th century, of facial wounds caused by warfare, and of the treatment of same, including reconstructive surgery. The illustrations in this booklet are extremely graphic and are not for the faint of heart. "Between 1914 and 1918, French visual culture was saturated with photographs of amputees: ex-combatants who had lost an arm or a leg, and had substituted them for prosthetic devices. However, these pictures were all about body mutilations. Facial injuries were also profusely photographed, but barely penetrated into the French visual culture." That reality is underscored by this booklet, prepared for medical specialists rather than for a general audience. For further reading see: Les Gueules Cassées. Photography and the Making of Disfigurement, by Beatriz Pichel.