Northwestern University

Dec
6
Thu 12:00 PM

Face/Off or On?: Face Transplants and the Resistance to Categorization - Sharrona Pearl

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When: Thursday, December 6, 2018
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, 1st floor - Searle room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Myria Knox   312.503.7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Co-Sponsor(s):
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities Events

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents

A Montgomery Lecture

with

Sharrona Pearl, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Face/Off or On?: Face Transplants and the Resistance to Categorization

Both like and not like cosmetic surgery and whole organ transplants, facial allografts have proven difficult to categorize. This talk will show how bioethicists, surgeons, and journalists have conceptualized face transplants as neither and both, and the resulting stakes for each. Paying particular attention to the media coverage of Isabelle Dinoire’s partial facial allograft in 2005, I will discuss the implications of the cosmetic frame and the whole organ frame for the bioethical debates around FAT.

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