Reconstruction of Warriors: Archibald Mcindoe, the Royal Air Force and the Guinea Pig Club

Reconstruction of Warriors: Archibald Mcindoe, the Royal Air Force and the Guinea Pig Club

by E R Mayhew
     
 

The Second World War produced a unique band of heroes: a small international group of men that were uniquely celebrated and lauded for their remarkable courage. The group was the so-called Guinea Pig Club, the band of airmen who crawled from burning aircraft but suffered the worst imaginable burns and crash injuries. The 647 survivors included British, Canadian

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The Second World War produced a unique band of heroes: a small international group of men that were uniquely celebrated and lauded for their remarkable courage. The group was the so-called Guinea Pig Club, the band of airmen who crawled from burning aircraft but suffered the worst imaginable burns and crash injuries. The 647 survivors included British, Canadian, Czech and Polish airmen. Their rehabilitation was placed in the hands of one plastic surgeon named Archibald McIndoe at a hospital in East Grinsted, in the south of England. McIndoe quickly constructed a medical infrastructure from scratch. After arguing with his superiors, he set up a revolutionary new treatment regime. He rightly secured his patients a place in society as Allied war heroes. For the first time official records have been used to fully explain how the patients were injured, treated, then paraded as heroes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853676109
Publisher:
Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal, Limited
Publication date:
09/04/2004
Edition description:
First
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.63(h) x 0.87(d)

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