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The Resource Suzanne Noël : cosmetic surgery, feminism and beauty in early twentieth-century France, Paula J. Martin, Georgia Southwestern State University, USA

Suzanne Noël : cosmetic surgery, feminism and beauty in early twentieth-century France, Paula J. Martin, Georgia Southwestern State University, USA

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Suzanne Noël : cosmetic surgery, feminism and beauty in early twentieth-century France
Title
Suzanne Noël
Title remainder
cosmetic surgery, feminism and beauty in early twentieth-century France
Statement of responsibility
Paula J. Martin, Georgia Southwestern State University, USA
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Language
eng
Summary
Working at the forefront of cosmetic surgery at the turn of the twentieth century, Dr Suzanne Noël was both a pioneer in her medical field and a firm believer in the advancement of women. Today her views on the benefits of aesthetic surgery to women may seem at odds with her feminist principles, but by placing Noël in the context of turn-of-the-century French culture, this book is able to demonstrate how these two worldviews were reconciled. Noël was able to combine her intense convictions for gender equality and anti-ageism in the workforce with her underlying compassion and concern for her female patients, during a time when there were no laws in place to protect women from workplace discrimination. She was also responsible for several advances in cosmetic surgery, a thriving industry, and is today best known for her development of the mini facelift. This book, therefore, sheds much valuable light on advances in aesthetic surgery, twentieth-century beauty culture, women and the public sphere, and the new woman.--
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individual biography
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Martin, Paula J
Dewey number
617.9520944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The history of medicine in context
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  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Feminism
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Suzanne Noël : cosmetic surgery, feminism and beauty in early twentieth-century France, Paula J. Martin, Georgia Southwestern State University, USA
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-151) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
La Belle Époque : Paris, medical school and a young Suzanne Noël (1878-1914) -- Personal disasters, World War I, and broken faces (1914-1930) -- Cosmetic surgery : "a boon to women" in a French beauty culture -- Suzanne : liberal feminist, and yet politely radical -- Suzanne Noël, godmother of soroptimist international -- A female plastic surgeon and innovative pioneer -- Noël's legacy : a life dedicated to others
Control code
FIEb17755773
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9781472411884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)868000277
Label
Suzanne Noël : cosmetic surgery, feminism and beauty in early twentieth-century France, Paula J. Martin, Georgia Southwestern State University, USA
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-151) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
La Belle Époque : Paris, medical school and a young Suzanne Noël (1878-1914) -- Personal disasters, World War I, and broken faces (1914-1930) -- Cosmetic surgery : "a boon to women" in a French beauty culture -- Suzanne : liberal feminist, and yet politely radical -- Suzanne Noël, godmother of soroptimist international -- A female plastic surgeon and innovative pioneer -- Noël's legacy : a life dedicated to others
Control code
FIEb17755773
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9781472411884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)868000277

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