Lindsey Fitzharris

Sat 23 July 2022

The Facemaker: A Visionary Surgeon’s Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War One

The Facemaker: A Visionary Surgeon’s Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War One

Award-winning medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris tells the true story of the pioneering plastic surgeon Harold Gillies, who dedicated himself to restoring the faces of a brutalized generation. Gillies, a Cambridge-educated New Zealander, established one of the world’s first hospitals dedicated entirely to facial reconstruction. At a time when losing a limb made a soldier a hero but losing a face made him a monster to a society largely intolerant of facial differences, Gillies restored not just faces, but identities and spirits.

Please note that this event will feature graphic images. We recommend an age limit of 16+ and strictly no photography.


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