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Disfigurement: Personal, psychosocial and ethical aspects

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Abstract

The author discusses the physical, social and psychological dimensions of personhood as they are affected by disfigurement. She draws on two case studies to discuss varying reactions to disfigurement and explores ways the physician can respond to requests for surgical correction of deformity.

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Webb, M.S. Disfigurement: Personal, psychosocial and ethical aspects. J Med Hum 8, 110–119 (1987). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01119856

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