'Plastic Surgery of the Face' by Harold Gillies, London, Eng
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The First World War saw many thousands of horrific injuries to the face, the treatment of which advanced the discipline of reconstructive surgery. The author of this book, Harold Gillies (1882-1960), served as part of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) during the First World War and was a pioneer in the treatment of such injuries. He was also one of the first plastic surgeons to take into account the patient’s appearance after surgery rather than just repairing the damage. A centre for treatment of facial injuries was set up in Aldershot, Hampshire in 1915 and was moved to Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup, just outside London, in 1918. After the war, the department expanded to cover all forms of reconstructive surgery including burns, limb injuries and birth defects. author: Gillies, Sir Harold Delf, maker: Henry Frowde, Hodder & Stoughton Place made: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom