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Nose Job Contraption
Modern day plastic surgery was technically invented during World War I, where sophisticated war weapons left many soldiers maimed and disfigured, but not necessarily dead. (There was a difference between getting shot close-range by a musket like in the Civil War, and suffering severe burns from chemical gas like in WWI. In one you would die instantly, in the other you could survive.)

Realizing that they couldn't just bandage these men and send them back to their lives disfigured, doctors began to experiment with plastic surgery. Once the war was over, some of these doctors brought the new practice to the mainstream, and beauty contraptions like the "Nose Shaper" started to sell en masse.
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