'Sir Harold Gillies: Inventor of Plastic Surgery' - Murray Rowlands

'Sir Harold Gillies: Inventor of Plastic Surgery' - Murray Rowlands
The brilliant, eccentric and extraordinary Dunedin-born Harold Gillies pioneered plastic surgery techniques in Britain, restoring the faces and morale of many soldiers serving in the First World War. Author and keen Gillies researcher, Murray Rowlands, traces the fascinating life of Gillies, from his early beginnings in New Zealand to his medical training in London at St Bartholomew's and his attachment to a Red Cross unit when war broke out. Gillies' pioneering work at the Cambridge Medical Hospital at Aldershot was based on his revolutionary understanding that as far as possible bone should be replaced by bone, cartilage by cartilage and skin by skin, a concept that launched a new discipline.
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Time & Date

Friday, 7 November 2014, 06:00 PM - Friday, 7 November 2014, 08:30 PM

Location

Room MAL 539
Birkbeck University
London WC1E 7HX
United Kingdom

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Cost

Free