Venus Envy

Venus Envy

A History of Cosmetic Surgery

Book - 1997
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Face lifts, nose jobs, breast implants, liposuction, collagen injections--the body at the end of the twentieth century has become endlessly mutable, and surgical alteration has become an accepted part of American culture. In Venus Envy , Elizabeth Haiken traces the quest for physical perfection through surgery from the turn of the century to the present. Drawing on a wide array of sources--personal accounts, medical records, popular magazines, medical journals, and beauty guides--Haiken reveals how our culture came to see cosmetic surgery as a panacea for both individual and social problems.

Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997
ISBN: 9780801857638
Branch Call Number: 617.95/HAI


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