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Face/On: Face Transplants and the Ethics of the Other

Sharrona Pearl

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226461229
eISBN:
9780226461533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226461533.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Are our identities attached to our faces? If so, what happens when the face connected to the self is gone forever—or replaced? Face/On investigates the stakes for changing the face–and the changing ... More


Introduction: Effacing

Sharrona Pearl

in Face/On: Face Transplants and the Ethics of the Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226461229
eISBN:
9780226461533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226461533.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter frames the book as a whole through the stakes for changing the face, and the changing stakes for the face. It argues that face-transplant surgery is the most dramatic ... More


Mind/Medicine

Sharrona Pearl

in Face/On: Face Transplants and the Ethics of the Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226461229
eISBN:
9780226461533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226461533.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the history of cosmetic surgery and its intersections with transplants, showing how FAT is both and neither and something else entirely. Through a deep dive into the literature ... More


Decoding the Face-Transplant Debates

Sharrona Pearl

in Face/On: Face Transplants and the Ethics of the Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226461229
eISBN:
9780226461533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226461533.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter introduces a case study, exploring the popular, medical, and bioethical debates following the first partial face transplant of Isabelle Dinoire in 2005. It concentrates on the technical ... More


Cancer Patients as Proxy Soldiers

in Contested Medicine: Cancer Research and the Military

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226465319
eISBN:
9780226465333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226465333.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter concentrates on the early stages of Eugene Saenger's program when he first submitted a proposal to the military to study radiation effects, until ca. 1965, by which time he had initiated ... More


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