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The Resource The Guinea Pig Club : Archibald McIndoe and the RAF in World War II, Emily Mayhew ; forewords by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh & HRH Prince Harry

The Guinea Pig Club : Archibald McIndoe and the RAF in World War II, Emily Mayhew ; forewords by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh & HRH Prince Harry

Label
The Guinea Pig Club : Archibald McIndoe and the RAF in World War II
Title
The Guinea Pig Club
Title remainder
Archibald McIndoe and the RAF in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Emily Mayhew ; forewords by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh & HRH Prince Harry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The history of the Guinea Pig Club, the band of British, Polish, and Czech 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. The most rudimentary techniques were only known to a few surgeons worldwide. The Allies were tremendously fortunate in having the maverick surgeon Archibald McIndoe nicknamed "the Boss" or "the Maestro" operating at a small hospital in East Grinstead in the south of England. McIndoe constructed a medical infrastructure from scratch. After arguing with his superiors, he 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 Britain's war. For the first time, official records have been used to explain fully how and why this remarkable relationship developed between the Guinea Pig Club, the RAF, and the Home Front. First-person recollections bring to life the heroism of the airmen with incredible clarity
Member of
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mayhew, E. R.
Dewey number
940.54/7541
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McIndoe, Archibald Hector
  • Guinea Pig Club
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Plastic surgeons
  • Airmen
  • Disabled veterans
  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Burns and scalds
Label
The Guinea Pig Club : Archibald McIndoe and the RAF in World War II, Emily Mayhew ; forewords by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh & HRH Prince Harry
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain in 2004 under title: The reconstruction of warriors : Archibald McIndoe, the Royal Air Force and the Guinea Pig Club
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 232 pages
Isbn
9781459743458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustratins
System control number
  • on1035313908
  • (OCoLC)1035313908
Label
The Guinea Pig Club : Archibald McIndoe and the RAF in World War II, Emily Mayhew ; forewords by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh & HRH Prince Harry
Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain in 2004 under title: The reconstruction of warriors : Archibald McIndoe, the Royal Air Force and the Guinea Pig Club
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 232 pages
Isbn
9781459743458
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustratins
System control number
  • on1035313908
  • (OCoLC)1035313908

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