Face/Off or On? Face Transplants and the Resistance to Categorization with Sharrona Pearl
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Facial Allografts: Cosmetic surgery or whole organ
transplant? Sharrona Pearl, PhD, will show how bioethicists,
surgeons and journalists have conceptualized face
transplants as neither and both, and the resulting stakes for each.
Pearl will also discuss the implications of the
cosmetic frame and the whole organ frame for the
bioethical debates around FAT, paying particular
attention to the media coverage of Isabelle Dinoire’s
partial facial allograft in 2005.
Event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be included.
Hagerty Library, Room L-33, 3300 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104