Tag: Beauty

Death to Beauty The Transformative History of Botox [Audiobook]


Free Download Eugene M. Helveston, Kyle Snyder (Narrator), "Death to Beauty: The Transformative History of Botox"
English | ASIN: B0CZYJV6GS | 2024 | MP3@64 kbps | ~06:38:00 | 182 MB
In the 1970s, Dr. Alan Scott sought to selectively weaken eye muscles to treat strabismus (when one or both eyes are misaligned) without surgery. After failed attempts with other agents, Scott developed a method to stabilize the bacteria that causes botulism, culminating in a drug that eventually became known as Botox.
In Death to Beauty, Eugene M. Helveston, MD, follows the unlikely story of botulism’s 1817 discovery in contaminated German sausages, to its use in military and research facilities, to Scott, an ophthalmologist who aimed to safely use the drug in humans. Scott struggled alone as an unknown in the pharmaceutical industry, searching for clinical trial financing and FDA approval, which he achieved at a fraction of the billions big pharma usually spends to bring a drug to market. Eventually, the company Allergan bought him out, capitalizing on the possibilities for cosmetic uses. Scott’s formula was renamed "Botox" and reached annual sales in the billions. After the sale, Scott received no further compensation from Botox sales and remained the same unassuming man.
A fascinating walk through the intricate history of how the world’s deadliest toxin starting as a treatment for crossed eyes became a routine tool for the cosmetic industry, Death to Beauty will make you rethink success, beauty, and deadly bacteria.

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Universal Beauty The Miss Universe Guide to Beauty


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English | 2006 | ISBN: 1401602290 | EPUB | pages: 209 | 6.5 mb
The MISS UNIVERSE Pageant represents the international ideal of beauty, and this unique beauty guide has the inside tips from all over the world that only members of this very exclusive club can tell. Beauty writer Cara Birnbaum and former Miss Universe winners bring together the diverse tips, insights, and secrets that have set these women apart and brought them to the pinnacle of beauty. Former title holders will share their beauty regimens as will the professionals who work with contestants to achieve the Miss Universe look. Readers with busy schedules will benefit from tips that will take them from daytime looks to ultraglamour in a matter of minutes.

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The Business of Beauty Gender and the Body in Modern London


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English | ISBN: 1350098515 | 2020 | 360 pages | PDF | 124 MB
The Business of Beauty is a unique exploration of the history of beauty, consumption, and business in Victorian and Edwardian London. Illuminating national and cultural contingencies specific to London as a global metropolis, it makes an important intervention by challenging the view of those who-like their historical contemporaries-perceive the 19th and early 20th centuries as devoid of beauty praxis, let alone a commercial beauty culture.

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Queens of Academe Beauty Pageantry, Student Bodies, and College Life


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2012 | 264 Pages | ISBN: 0199842787 | PDF | 3 MB
Universities are unlikely venues for grading bodies, beauty, poise, and style. Nonetheless, thousands of college women have sought not only college diplomas but campus beauty titles and tiaras throughout the twentieth century, and the cultural power of beauty pageants continues into the twenty-first. In Queens of Academe, Karen W. Tice asks how, and why, does higher education remain in the beauty and body business and with what effects on student bodies and identities. Drawing on archival research and interviews as well as hundreds of hours observing college pageants on predominantly black and white campuses, Tice argues the pageants help to illuminate the shifting iterations of class, race, religion, culture, sexuality, and gender braided into campus rituals and student life. Moving beyond a binary of objectification versus empowerment, Tice offers a nuanced analysis of the making of idealized collegiate masculinities and femininities, and the stylization of higher education itself.

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Filippino Lippi Beauty, Invention and Intelligence


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English | ISBN: 9004416102 | 2020 | 408 pages | PDF | 16 MB
This volume explores diverse aspects of Filippino Lippis art; his role in Botticellis workshop; his Lucchese patrons; his responses to Netherlandish painting; portraits; space and temporality; the restoration of the Strozzi Chapel; his immediate artistic legacy and nineteenth-century critical reception.

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Beauty and Monstrosity in Art and Culture


Free Download Beauty and Monstrosity in Art and Culture (Routledge Research in Art History) edited by Chara Kokkiou, Angeliki Malakasioti
English | April 23, 2024 | ISBN: 1032355824 | True EPUB/PDF | 246 pages | 4.1/26.7 MB
This edited volume takes a new look at an old question: what is the relationship between beauty and monstrosity? How has the notion of beauty transformed through the years and how does it coincide with monstrous ontologies? Contributors offer an interdisciplinary approach to how these two concepts are interlinked and emphasize the ways the beautiful and the monstrous pervade human experience.

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The Beauty of Intolerance


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English | 2016 | pages: 256 | ISBN: 1630589403 | EPUB | 0,4 mb
Today’s message of cultural acceptance is dangerously distorted and deceptive. In a world that shouts: "If you truly care about other people, you must agree that their beliefs, values, lifestyle, and truth claims are equal and as valid as yours!" it’s no wonder our youth are confused.The Beauty of Intolerance-brand-new from Josh McDowell with son Sean McDowell-cuts through the confusion and points you back to the place where theonlytruth resides. . .Jesus Christ. Tied directly to the Heroic Truth initiative launched by the Josh McDowell Ministry, McDowell will share how a biblical view of truth can counter cultural tolerance and encourage a love and acceptance of others apart from their actions with a heart of Christlike compassion.

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