Article on Indian rhinoplasty.Gentleman’s Magazine, 64, pt. 2, 891-92, 1794.
The first report published in Europe on the so-called Indian or Hindu method of rhinoplasty using a forehead flap, accompanied by an engraving of the patient, Cowasjee, with a restored nose and showing the stages of the operation. The article was signed by only "B. L."
News of the procedure was first reported in the Hircarrah of The Madras Gazette of August 4, 1794. Prior to that a copperplate engraving by R. Mabon after James Wales's portrait of Cowasjee was published in Bombay on March 20, 1794. The article in the Gentleman's Magazine signed B.L. has been attributed to Barak Longmate. Following that publication a broadside reproducing the same portrait of Cowasjee with the same text was issued in London on January 1, 1795. Both broadside versions are exceptionally rare.
Mukherjee, N.S. et al, "A Nose Lost and Honour Regained: The Indian Method of Rhinoplasty Revisited," Proceedings of the Indian Congress, 72 (2011) 968-977.
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