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The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Taliacotius, Gasparo

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TALIACOTIUS, Gasparo (Tagliacoze, or Tagliacozzio), an Italian surgeon, born about 1546, died in Bologna, where he was professor of anatomy and surgery, in 1599. He attained high renown for his medical lectures, but is now mainly remembered for what has been named from him the Taliacotian operation for the restoration of lost noses, ears, &c. Though this operation was not original with him, yet he carried it to greater perfection and was more successful than any of his predecessors. His process was fully detailed in his work De Curtorum Chirurgia per Insitionem Libri II. (2 vols. fol., Venice, 1597; new ed., Berlin, 1831). (See Autoplasty.)