Faces from the Front: Harold Gillies the Queen's Hospital Sidcup and the Origins of Modern Plastic Surgery
Überblick:Pressestimmen ' ... The pioneering work of Harold Gillies is legendary and this magnificent book showcases his work and dedication in a quite remarkable and extraordinary way.' --Books Monthly'This is a book that at one makes the reader despair and wonder. Despair that man can produce such violence and with such devastating resultant damage to fellow man; wonder at the dedication and technical skill of the medical experts who tackled that damage and of the fortitude and courage of the wounded. It is a book that I found wholly inspiring.' --Long Long Trail'This fascinating and important book deserves a wide audience.'--Stand To!'This book is absolutely engrossing and has made full and good use of the resources to which it has access........highly recommended' --SOFNAM Autumn 2018 Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende Andrew Bamji studied Medicine in London and worked as a consultant physician in rheumatology and rehabilitation at Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup from 1983 to 2011. As consultant archivist of the hospital from 1989 onwards Bamji acquired the case files of the British and New Zealand Sections who worked at Sidcup during the First World War. These 2500 files are some of the only surviving clinical records from this conflict and include surgical notes diagrams x-rays and watercolours. These records fuelled Bamji's interest in the history of plastic surgery and the work of the Queen's Hospital Sidcup. His publications include 'Facial surgery: The patients' experience' in Hugh Cecil and Peter H. Liddle Facing Armageddon: The First World War Experienced (Barnsley: Pen & Sword Books 1996) and 'Facial surgery rehabilitation and the impact of medical specialisation' in Peter H. Liddle (ed.) The Widening War: The Central Years of the Great War (Barnsley: Pen & Sword Books 2016). Bamji has lectured to medical and lay audiences in the United Kingdom the United States France and New Zealand and his research has informed many television programmes and exhibitions - including at the Royal College of Surgeons the National Army Museum and the Tate Gallery.