Reconstructing Faces: The Art and Wartime Surgery of Gillies, Pickerill, McIndoe and Mowlem

Reconstructing Faces: The Art and Wartime Surgery of Gillies, Pickerill, McIndoe and Mowlem

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By (author) Murray Clyde Meikle


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  • Publisher: Otago University Press
  • Format: Mixed media product | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 262mm x 30mm | 1,066g
  • Publication date: 19 September 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Dunedin
  • ISBN 10: 1877578398
  • ISBN 13: 9781877578397
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: photos, drawings & case notes
  • Sales rank: 289,210

Product description

The two world wars played an important role in the evolution of plastic and maxillofacial surgery in the first half of the 20th century. This book is about four of the key figures involved. Sir Harold Gillies and Sir Archibald McIndoe were born in Dunedin; McIndoe and Rainsford Mowlem studied medicine at the University of Otago Medical School, and Henry Pickerill was foundation Dean of the University of Otago Dental School. The author describes how these surgeons revolutionised plastic surgery and the treatment of facial trauma, working on soldiers, fighter pilots and civilians disfigured by bombs, shrapnel and burns.

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Author information

Murray C. Meikle is Emeritus Professor of Orthodontics, King's College London Dental Institute at Guy's, King's College and St Thomas' Hospitals (GKT), University of London, and a former Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Since retiring from GKT in 2003, he has been Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Otago and a Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore.

Table of contents

Edinburgh in the South Pacific; Gillies & Pickerill: The First Generation; Gillies is Sent to France & Becomes a Plastic Surgeon; The Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot; The Queens Hospital, Sidcup: Birthplace of Modern Plastic Surgery; Pickerill Joins the War Effort & Returns to England; Mcindoe, Mowlem & the Interwar Years; Mcindoe & The Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead; The Guinea Pig Club; Mowlem & Hill End Hospital, St Albans; Gillies Chooses Rooksdown House; Epilogue.