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Frontline Medicine



Thursday 22 June 2017


Join Emily Mayhew and plastic surgeon, Shehan Hettiaratchy, for a discussion inspired by Mayhew's book A Heavy Reckoning - an exploration of the modern reality of medicine in war.

From the plastic surgeon battling to restore a blasted hand to the amputee learning to walk again, Mayhew’s stories speak of the limits of human life as well as of unexpected survival. Come and hear more about our growing ability to save people from ever closer encounters with death, and the potential costs.

A Heavy Reckoning is published by Wellcome Collection and Profile Books.

Read an excerpt exploring the role of prosthetics in military rehabilitation.

This event is FREE. Tickets will become available below from 11.00 on Friday 26 May.