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.