Guinea Pig Club, The

  • Emily Mayhew

  • ISBN: 9781787822023

£21.99

The history of the Guinea Pig Club, the band of airmen who were seriously burned in aeroplane fires, is a truly inspiring, spine-tingling tale. Plastic surgery was in its infancy... more

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The history of the Guinea Pig Club, the band of airmen who were seriously burned in aeroplane fires, is a truly inspiring, spine-tingling tale. Plastic surgery was in its infancy before the Second World War, and the most rudimentary techniques were only known to a few surgeons worldwide. The Allies were tremendously fortunate in having maverick surgeon Archibald McIndoe - nicknamed 'the Boss', or 'the Maestro' - operating at a small hospital. McIndoe constructed a medical infrastructure from scratch and set up a revolutionary new treatment regime. Uniquely concerned with the social environment, or holistic care, McIndoe also enlisted the help of the local civilian population. He rightly secured his group of patients, dubbed the Guinea Pig Club, an honoured place in society as heroes of the Second World War.
The Guinea Pig Club by Emily Mayhew

Genre
Non Fiction - History

ISBN(s)
Large Print Paperback: 9781787822023
(01 Dec 2019)
Audio MP3 CD: 9781787821132
(01 May 2019)
Audio CD: 9781787821125
(01 May 2019)

Narrator(s)
Audio MP3 CD: Karen Cass
Audio CD: Karen Cass

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