The Facemaker

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The Facemaker

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Author :   Lindsey Fitzharris
Publisher :   Allen Lane
Published :   07/06/2022
ISBN :   9780241389379
Format :   Hardback
Pages :   xii, 315 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Size (mm) :   240x162x32
Weight (g) :   622

From the moment the first machine gun rang out over the Western Front, one thing was clear: mankind's military technology had wildly surpassed its medical capabilities. The war caused carnage on an industrial scale, and the nature of trench warfare meant... Read more
 
From the moment the first machine gun rang out over the Western Front, one thing was clear: mankind's military technology had wildly surpassed its medical capabilities. The war caused carnage on an industrial scale, and the nature of trench warfare meant that thousands sustained facial injuries. In 'The Facemaker', award-winning historian Lindsey Fitzharris tells the true story of the pioneering plastic surgeon Harold Gillies, who dedicated himself to restoring the faces of a brutalized generation.