The Science of Beauty

The Science of Beauty

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What did the cosmetics practices of middle-class women in the nineteenth century have in common with the repair of men's bodies mutilated in war? What did the New Woman of the Weimar years have to do with the field of social medicine that emerged in the same period? They were all part of a conversation about the cosmetic modification of bodies, a debate shaped by scientific knowledge and normative social models. Conceived as a cultural history, this book examines the history of artificially created beauty in Germany from the late Enlightenment to the early days of National Socialist rule.182 There were noses too wide, too narrow, protuberant, or flattened; nostrils too high, or too low; ears protruding, pointed, ... and overly large breasts.183 This book cannot detail the many steps that each of these surgical procedures entailed. ... Rhinoplasty cost 150 to 400 Reichsmarks, ear surgery 100 to 300 Reichsmarks, a facelift 200 to 400 Reichsmarks, and ... At the same time, he was said to do followup operations on former CharitAc patients for free.186 Nonetheless, in 1922 the.

Title:The Science of Beauty
Author:Annelie Ramsbrock
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2015-05-20


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