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The Facemaker: A Visionary Surgeon's Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of WWI

Author: Lindsey Fitzharris.

The Facemaker: A Visionary Surgeon's Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of WWI

Author: Lindsey Fitzharris.

$30.00 $7.98
Item #: D32667
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Publication Date: 2022
Publisher: FSG
ISBN: 9780374282301
When the first machine gun rang out over the Western Front, one thing was clear: mankind's military technology had wildly surpassed its medical capabilities. In this "heartbreaking and inspiring" account (Wall Street Journal), Lindsey Fitzharris profiles pioneering plastic surgeon Harold Gillies, who established one of the first hospitals dedicated entirely ... More
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When the first machine gun rang out over the Western Front, one thing was clear: mankind's military technology had wildly surpassed its medical capabilities. In this "heartbreaking and inspiring" account (Wall Street Journal), Lindsey Fitzharris profiles pioneering plastic surgeon Harold Gillies, who established one of the first hospitals dedicated entirely to facial reconstruction. Exploring Gillies's ingenious surgical innovations, Fitzharris also tells the dramatic stories of soldiers whose lives were wrecked and repaired. "Riveting…. As Fitzharris shows us, the scalpel is mightier than the grenade, and the pen is mightiest of all. What a triumph this book is."—Mary Roach


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