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Seeking beauty in medieval times

Seeking beauty in medieval times

Botox, collagen, laser treatment, hair removal, porcelain veneers for perfect teeth... we know that cosmetic medicine and 'beauty therapy' is big business. But what of pre-modern women? Dr Kim Phillips, Associate Professor of History at Auckland University, has been researching medieval women's health and cosmetic medicine. She tells Kathryn Ryan there are a surprising number of parallels.