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Artificial Nose Prosthesis - Michael Greve, Attached to Spectacles, 1991 Object Reg. No: ST 039228

Summary:
Artificial nose prosthesis attached to spectacles. This nasal prosthesis is made from silicone rubber and plasticised PVC. It was created by Michael Greve in the Prosthetics Laboratory at the Preston and Northcote Community Hospital (PANCH) in Preston, Victoria in 1991.

Prosthetic noses restore a portion or the entire nose or midface. The nasal prosthesis provides a form of rehabilitation when surgical reconstruction of a nose is not viable or not preferred by the patient. Artificial/prosthetic noses provide support for a pair of glasses. Prosthetic noses can be attached to the patient either via a skin adhesive or osseointegrated craniofacial implants. Prosthetic plastic noses are made of a medical silicone which is colored to match the natural nose skin tissue of each patient.
Description:
Artificial nose attached to pair of spectacles. External prosthesis made of silicone rubber and plasticised PVC, and coloured with a range of artificial dyes and tints.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Preston & Northcote Community Hospital (PANCH) Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit, 1991
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 68 mm (Height), 135 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Measurement taken with arms of spectacles outstretched. Depth measures 43mm with arms closed.

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Tagged with: polymers, prostheses, prosthetics, spectacles, eye glasses
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Medical Technology
Tertiary Classification: prosthetics
Inscriptions: Printed on left arm of spectacles; 'METZLER . GERMANY 130'
Printed on right arm of spectacles; '180'
Maker: Mr Michael Greve - Preston & Northcote Community Hospital (PANCH) Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit, Preston, Victoria, Australia, 1991
Place & Date Manufactured: Preston & Northcote Community Hospital (PANCH) Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit, Preston, Victoria, Australia, 1991

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