First Rhinoplasty from Surgical Casebook


J. Mason Warren (1811-1867)
Surgical Casebook : manuscript, 1832-1843

After his graduation from Harvard Medical School in 1832, Dr. Jonathan Mason Warren, like many American medical students, went to Europe and continued his clinical education in the Hôtel-Dieu, La Pitié, and other hospitals of Paris. There he studied the surgical work of Guillaume Dupuytren and Philibert-Joseph Roux and attended lectures of Gabriel Andral. J. Mason Warren returned to Boston in 1835 and assumed his father’s medical practice, specializing in plastic surgery.

This volume contains observations of cases Dr. Warren observed in the wards of Paris, but also contains records of his own first patients—including this notable 1836 case of the first rhinoplasty performed in the United States.

The Warren Library
First Rhinoplasty from Surgical Casebook